Master of Museum Studies

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The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master's program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of museological theory with experience.

MMSt aims to provide you with:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the functions of museums in their broader social and cultural contexts.
  • A forward-focus and an understanding of where museums are headed in the future.
  • A strong theoretical background and professional understanding of museum origins, ideologies, changing philosophies and current practices.
  • Methodologies for research.

Program Features

  • The MMSt program is offered on a full-time basis only.
  • Core courses examine museological scholarship and its practical application in different environments and facets, including:
    • collections
    • curatorship
    • digital heritage
    • global cultures and museums
    • museum education and programming
    • museum management
  • Individual projects and internships offer opportunities for you to develop practical skills and pursue special interests, in preparation for an exciting career as a museum professional. 


  • A 12-week placement in a museum, gallery or related institution taken between the first and second year of enrolment.
  • Students apply knowledge gained in first-year course work to museum situations.
  • Each placement is designed to meet individual student’s career goals and interests.

Thesis Option

  • Gain experience in developing and executing a research project from beginning to end. This option is designed for students who have a clearly defined topic, can find a supervisor and can meet tight deadlines.

Degree Requirements

  • View the list of required and elective courses.

Collaborative Programs

  • Explore a novel interdisciplinary area or a special development in a particular discipline.

Combined Degrees

Full-Time, Part-Time, Non-Degree Studies


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