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:
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.What is the Personal History Statement?
The purpose of the Personal History Statement is to get to know you as an individual and as a potential graduate student, and to understand how your background and/or academic pursuits will contribute to the diversity of our school. You may consider discussing any of the following questions:
• How has your personal background motivated you to pursue a graduate degree? For example, how have educational; familial; cultural; socioeconomic; first-generation college status; racial, ethnic, gender, or other identity; or other personal experiences or challenges affected your decision to pursue graduate education?
• Have you worked in community services or other outreach services that affected your decision to pursue graduate education?
• Do you plan on doing research or working in areas that will serve under-privileged populations, under-represented minorities, or other diverse populations?
• Will your planned studies broaden ways to promote diversity and/or widen our view of diversity?
Please note the following important instructions:
• The Personal History Statement is not meant to be a general autobiography.
• The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
• The statement must be submitted along with your application. Late submissions and corrections/updates to already-submitted statements will not be accepted.
• The Personal History Statement should not duplicate what you wrote in your Statement of Academic Purpose.
6. 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.
7. 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. Contact MSSO at firstname.lastname@example.org .
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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
11. 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.
12. How can I get more information about the program that isn’t online?
13. 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