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History of Design and Curatorial Studies (MA)

Parsons offers the Master of Arts in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies in collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The degree is awarded for completion of 42 credits of coursework and a master's examination or a thesis. A maximum of six credits of graduate-level coursework can be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

First Year / Fall

 
PGHI 5100 Survey of Decorative Arts 1 3
PGHI 5105 Proseminar 3
PGxx 5xxx Elective in Theory/Museology
3
Elective
3
  12

First Year / Spring

 
PGHI 5102 Survey of Decorative Arts 2 3
Electives (3)
9
  12

Second Year / Fall

 
PGHI 5902 Independent Study: Thesis 1 3
Electives (2)
6
  9

Second Year / Spring

 
PGHI 5903 Independent Study: Thesis 2 or PGHI 5904 Independent Study: Master's Exam 3
Electives (2)
6
  9
Total Credits 42
 


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