Master of Arts in History
The Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) is a unique public/ private partnership between SUNY Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA). Many of its more than 800 alumni have attained prominence in museums and related fields as directors, educators, curators, or programming specialists.
Students have full access to the resources and facilities of the College, but attend classes in Cooperstown, a village 25 miles northeast of Oneonta. Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the New York State Historical Association which conducts extensive educational programs, publishes a scholarly journal, and operates The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and a research library.
CGP Community Stories presents the diverse stories of the residents of central New York State. A project of the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta) and the New York State Historical Association, CGP Community Stories serves the community as a dynamic tool for researchers and a record of significant changes in the rural areas of New York State. With oral histories available in digital audio format, visitors to the website can explore themes central to the lives of the people who live and work in the agricultural heartland of the state.
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- Required Courses:
HMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 1 s.h.
HMUS 502 Museum Administration 3 s.h.
HMUS 503 Introduction to Museum Education 3 s.h.
HMUS 505 Museum Exhibition 4 s.h.
HMUS 510 Professional Seminar (1 s.h. in each of the four semesters) 4 s.h.
HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 1 s.h.
HMUS 520 Research and Field Work 3 s.h.
HMUS 521 Culture and Collections I 3 s.h.
HMUS 522 Culture and Collections II 3 s.h.
HMUS 580 Internship I 1 s.h.
HMUS 698 Thesis Research 3 s.h.
HMUS 699 Thesis Writing 3 s.h.
Required Total: 34 s.h.
- Humanities Courses (choose two):
ARTC 540 American Art
HISC 502 American Cultures I
HISC 503 American Cultures II
HISC 530 Class, Race, & Gender
HMUS 530 American Material Culture I
HMUS 531 American Material Culture II
Electives 9-10 s.h.
Total: 49 s.h
All students applying for admission to degree status are required to submit:
- A completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
- Evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a functionally related area.
- Official scores from the GRE General Test. Have test scores sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies [Code R-2542]
- Two letters of recommendation. Ideally, one will be from a college faculty member who can attest to your ability to complete an M.A. program and one will be from a supervisor or individual qualified to evaluate relevant work experience.
- Application Deadline: January 10.
- Fall Admission Only.
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