Call for Applications: M. A. in Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Call for Applications:  M. A. in Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is calling for graduate applications for its new M. A. in Cultural Heritage Studies.  Launching fall 2020, UAB’s Cultural Heritage Studies is an interdisciplinary degree housed in the Department of Art and Art History, with program components in the Department of Anthropology and the Masters of Public Administration program.  As the first advanced degree of its kind in the state, the MA-Cultural Heritage Studies provides students with the theoretical background and practical skills necessary to enter a career in the emerging fields of cultural heritage practice, policy, and management.  


Students in the M.A. in Cultural Heritage Studies program may select one of two study tracks:  a general Cultural Heritage track, or the Cultural Heritage Administration track. 


The M.A.-CHS is a 30-hour degree. Students in both tracks enroll in 27 hours of course work, including a core course and 3 credit hours of a practicum or internship. 


To apply for fall 2020 admission (

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Priority Deadline: April 1, 2020


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completed Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B)
  2. The applicant should have completed 18 semester hours in related coursework such as art history, anthropology, history, political science, or museum studies, although this requirement may be waived depending on the applicant's background and preparation.
  3. TOEFL score at least 90 or above (required for all international students)

The committee will consider all applicant information to select students who will be offered program admission.

For more info about our curriculum and application procedures, please visit


Questions may be directed to Cathleen Cummings, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art and Art History (


Contact Info: 

Dr. Cathleen Cummings

Cultural Heritage Studies Program Director

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

AEIVA Room 231, 1221 10th Avenue South

Birmingham AL 35294 / 205 934 7909

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