Museum Studies

MSC01 1050
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Hibben Center
Rm 320

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Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Museum Studies is available to students who have been admitted to any graduate program at UNM.  It is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes mentoring and collaborative opportunities through a combination of structured work experiences, academic instruction, supervised internships, and short-term professional workshops and training courses. Additional emphasis will be placed on collection care, management, and preservation.

Internship opportunities are offered at a number of museums on the University of New Mexico campus and around the state. Each internship will have a specific relation to the needs of the institution and its collections. Students will be able to apply for internships at specific museums. The application process will be competitive and based on selection criteria established by the specific internship’s requirements.

Course Requirements - Graduate Minor

Cr. Hrs.

Museum Practices (MSST 507)
Seminar in Museum Methods (MSST 585) or Museum Interpretation (MSST 575)
Topics in Museum Studies (MSST 529)* or
Collection Management (MSST 576)
Total course hours:
Practicum: Museum Methods (MSST 586) ∆ or
MSST 586 and a MSST Elective
Minimum credit hours required:

∆ Six (6) credit maximum.
* Consult with the Museum Studies Program Director for Topics Options.

Current UNM Graduate Students may add the Museum Studies Minor by completing and submitting the TRANSCRIPTED MINOR FOR THE MASTER'S/DOCTORAL DEGREES FORM to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) with their Program of Study. Once completed, the minor designation will appear on a student’s transcript.