MA in Heritage Studies for a Global Society

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$900 /credit
Academic Year 2017-2018
33 semester hours 2-3 years

Program Description

Traditions and culture - art, music, artifacts, and history - are key elements defining the human condition. The MA in Heritage Studies program explores historical materials and cultural artifacts – ancient and modern, local, national or international and prepares you for a career in cultural and educational settings.


Program Objectives

MA in Heritage Studies program is designed to provide you with a solid background in the theoretical, practical and professional aspects of heritage studies.

  • Prepare for two pathways – academic and professional
  • Gain skills for a career in museums and archives, community organizations, public history and more
  • Hone writing and research skills for career growth or for further study



career opportunities in museums and archives, heritage tourism, libraries and moreThis inter-disciplinary program allows you tailor your study to concentrate in areas such as museum studies, history and public history.

Coursework includes:

  • Historiography and Methods
  • Oral History and Performance
  • Seminar: The Writer as Historian

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Gaining Experience

The museum practicum allows you to apply classroom learning in a professional setting where you will develop your skills, learn from professionals working in the field, and build your professional network. Field experience placements include Strawbery Banke Museum and Stoughton Historical Society. Graduates of this program a currently working at Mass Bay Community College and the U.S. Army.


Next Steps

Please note that up to two graduate courses may be taken at Regis prior to applying and/or being accepted to the program. Please contact the graduate admission office at 781-768-7330 or for more information.

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The MA in Heritage Studies is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who have an interest in the field.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form and transcripts
  • Personal statement; Resume; Two letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE score (may be waived by earning a grade of “B” or higher in two program courses as a non-matriculated student at Regis)
  • Interview with the Program Director


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