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The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

42 credits, as follows: Thesis option—21 credits in required courses, a 3-credit internship, 6 credits in thesis research, and 12 credits in elective courses; non-thesis option—21 credits in required courses, a 3-credit internship,18 credits in elective courses, and successful completion of a comprehensive oral and written examination. All students must demonstrate competency in a language other than English, to be assessed by examination. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate from the program.

Foundation courses (9 credits)
CDAD 6570Proseminar in Decorative Arts and Design
CDAD 6571Survey of Decorative Arts and Design I
CDAD 6572Survey of Decorative Arts and Design II
Core courses (15 credits)
CDAD 6573Material Culture Theory
CDAD 6574Topics in Medium-Based Decorative Arts and Design
CDAD 6575Non-Western Influences in Decorative Arts and Design
CDAD 6902Internship
CMST 6201Introduction to Museum Collections
or CMST 6301 Museum Exhibition Curatorial Research and Planning
or CMST 6304 Exhibition Development and Scriptwriting
or CMST 6305 Visitor Perspectives: Museum Evaluation
Thesis (6 credits)
Students who choose the thesis option take the following:
CDAD 6998Thesis Research
CDAD 6999Thesis Research
Electives (12 or 18 credits)
Thesis option: 12 credits (4 courses) for students pursuing the thesis option.
Non-thesis option: 18 credits (6 courses) for students who choose to take the master's comprehensive examination instead of writing a thesis.