This unique program, which is open to LIU Post undergraduate students majoring in Art History, allows students the opportunity to acquire two degrees (B.A. in Art History/M.A. in Museum Studies) within a five-year period. The program is designed to offer students a rigorous academic curriculum as well as the tools, experience, and skills necessary to pursue doctoral studies or professional careers in the field of the arts. The dual-degree program is coordinated by the Department of Art, in conjunction with various local institutions of art. Through course work and pre-professional museum internship training, the program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the major art historical periods, museology, theories and practice, with an emphasis on the areas of museum education and curatorial studies. Students interested in the program should apply at the end of their sophomore year. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a 3.5 GPA in the Art History major to be considered for the program. Candidates must sit for an interview with the Director of the Museum Studies program and the Art Department Chair before applying to the Program. Students must pass a comprehensive exam designed and administered by faculty in order to be considered a candidate for the master’s degree.