MA in Museum Communication

Museum Communication is a field of study committed to exploring the transmission of information from, among and to cultural institutions, audiences, stakeholders and partners. Students develop the professional and intellectual skills needed to shape the future of museums. 

Graduates are employed by museums of anthropology, archaeology, fine art, history and natural history, science centers and zoos, national parks and arboretums, cultural arts organizations, government agencies, historical societies, historic sites and houses, and private and corporate collections and foundations.

What makes us different
A unique combination of coursework, studio training, independent research, internships, presentations and projects will help further professional careers. By combining studio experience with other forms of instruction, our curriculum ensures that graduates are adept at using visual communication strategies to accomplish institutional objectives. Easy access to and partnerships with Philadelphia’s world-class museums, cultural organizations and historic landmarks enhance the program. 

Who are our Museum Communication Alumni?
Our alumni are leaders in many museums and other institutions across the globe, including the Exhibition Coordinator for Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Co-Director at Tribhuana Museum and Culture Communication in Jakarta, Indonesia; the Museum Director of the Camden County Historical Society in New Jersey; and the Collections Registrar at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Pennsylvania.

To learn more, contact Program Director Joseph Gonzales at 215-717-6640 or