Marist – LdM US Master of Arts


The Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici and Marist College offer a US Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies. 

The US Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies is approved and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the US.

This degree program has been designed to meet the academic needs of qualified students from around the world.  Upon completion, students in the course are awarded a US Master of Arts Degree from Marist College.

The one-year interdisciplinary degree program of the MA in Museum Studies aims to advance students through an in-depth investigation on the field of museology. Particular attention is paid to two core principles: engagement with the public via new and traditional technologies, and the study of museums from an international comparative perspective.

Students learn how institutions operate with guidance of faculty members who have international experience in the field. The Marist-LdM master’s program is strategically located in Florence, one of the world’s most important museum centers, where master’s students have many opportunities to gain real-world experience in museum research and practices. Upon completion of the program, students receive the skills and knowledge in areas such as authentication, research, communication, and curation, which results in the critical transition from student to professional.

For more information, please contact Marist Italy or [email protected]

Program Curriculum

The Museum Studies curriculum is designed to give students a strong knowledge base of the professional field of museology. This advanced degree will position graduates for successful careers in the museum industry. To accomplish this, the academic year consists of three terms totaling 34 credits: Fall (13 credits), Spring (13 credits), and Summer (8 credits).


Museums and the Public I: People and Ideas

Museums: Past, Present and Future

Museum Development, Management, and Leadership

Art and Objects in Museums and in Context

Research and Field Methods I: Methodology and Resources

Museums and the Public II: Objects and Audience

Research and Field Methods II: The Thesis/Practicum Proposal

Museum Studies Internship

Master’s Thesis

Master’s Practicuum Project


Pick three from (course offerings vary by semester):

Transcultural Aesthetics, Ethnography, and Cultural Bias

Museum Spaces and Technologies

Museum Education

Conservation and Historic Preservation

Museum Ethics and the Law

Application Deadline

The Museum Studies degree enrolls students for the Fall start only.
There are two application deadlines, please choose one:

• Early Action Deadline December 1
• Regular Decision Deadline March 1

Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

For more information or to apply to the M.A. in Museum Studies, contact
[email protected]