Online Information Session
During this virtual event, Program Director Laura-Edythe S. Coleman, MLIS, PhD, will be sharing information and answering questions about Drexel University’s online MS in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership program. This is a great opportunity to find out why Drexel’s program is the right choice for you.

Thursday, December 8, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST

Combining business knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit with art and museum industry insight, Drexel's program makes you career-ready, giving you an edge in a competitive job market.

The MS in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership is available in both an online and an on-campus format.


We work with your strengths and give you the tools, resources, and experiences you need to fulfill your passion for arts and culture.


Americans for the Arts and National Guild for Community Arts members receive a 20% tuition savings toward the online program.
Drexel is among the top 50 private, non-profit, national research universities in the United States, offering online programs since 1997. (Lombardi Report)
The Drexel Advantage
Program Features
  • Designed specifically for working professionals, Drexel’s program is ideal for those already working in the industry as well as those seeking to change careers
  • Coursework focuses on the management practices, theory, and hands-on experience that are essential for leadership positions in the arts or museums
  • Learn from faculty who have a rich background and years of experience in the arts and culture community

 Two concentration options allow you to dive deeper into your area of interest:

  • Arts Administration
    Designed for early and mid-career leaders in arts and culture, this concentration prepares you for work in non-profit and commercial enterprises. Many of our alumni also work in foundations and in government agencies. The curriculum includes a sequence that culminates in a research-based original thesis.
  • Museum Leadership
    With a nod to the changing face of museums worldwide, Drexel takes a broad view of the field to prepare you for a number of opportunities to work in museums such as art, science, history and cultural; living collections (zoos, arboreta, and aquariums); and historical sites. The curriculum includes a practicum where you'll have the opportunity to gain practical, applied experience working at a museum or cultural institution.  
Hear From Our Students
Caitlin Flaherty, Graduate
"I cannot say enough good things about Drexel’s professors. Throughout the program, I was challenged to collaborate in my local community, participate in arts events, and interview professionals in the field. This was another integral part of the education I received from Drexel."
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