1. How do I apply?
The graduate admissions process (M.A., and Certificate) is handled by the GSAS Office of Graduate Enrollment Services. They should be your primary point of contact for all admissions-related issues, including departmental admissions requirements, the admissions process, and deadlines.
For all questions regarding admission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://gsas.nyu.edu/admissions/gsas-application-resource-center/2017-programs--requirements--and-deadlines/museum-studies.html
For general questions about the program, please contact email@example.com
2. Do you accept students in both fall and spring?
We only accept students for the fall semester. See below out recommended deadline dates:
February 15: Fall, recommended date
April 1: Fall, final deadline date
All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.
3. Is taking the GRE required as a part of the application?
- The GRE is not required. Please do not send us GRE test scores. If you do, the scores will not be reviewed or considered by the department's Admissions Committee.
4. Is a writing sample required?
A writing sample is required. It should be no more than ten double-spaced pages. It may be excerpted from a term paper, essay, or other writing that illustrates the applicant's ability to present clearly a written argument on an academic or museum-related topic.
5. Does the program require applicants to have take museum related courses during their undergraduate studies in order to qualify for applying to the M.A. program?
There are no prerequisite undergraduate courses or fields of study required of applicants to our program who have or are in the process of completing their B.A. degree. Students in the program have had various majors, undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.
6. Can I contact any current students or alumni?
You may contact the Museum Studies Student Organization (MSSO) to contact current students in our program. They are happy to provide prospective students with information about being a student in the program. firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Can I sign up for a Campus Tour?
Yes, the campus tours are organized through the Graduate School. https://gsas.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/gsas/admissions/campus-tours.html
8. What are the tuition and fees?
Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year but the current amounts are located on the bursar’s page.
9. Is Financial Aid Available?
The Program in Museum Studies is committed to increasing diversity within the museum profession, and we seek to admit to our program students from diverse backgrounds. We therefore encourage all applicants who qualify for a diversity award to apply for a GSAS Dean's Master's Scholarship. For more information, see http://gsas.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/diversity-and-access-funding-programs.html
There are also many options for outside funding. Please check the Graduate School’s financial aid page for a complete listing. http://gsas.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/graduate-school-fellowships-and-assistantships.html
10. Can I study part time?
Yes, but there is a 5-year time limit for completion of the M.A. degree and a 3-year time limit for completion of the Advanced Certificate.
11. How can I get more information about the program that isn’t online?
12. Can I visit the Program?
Yes, if you would like to visit Museum Studies, please call or email the Program and schedule an appointment. email@example.com or 212.998.8080