Students seeking admission to the joint degree will apply to both the African & African-American Studies M.A. and the Museum Studies M.A. separately and will be expected to meet the established admission requirements of each program.

Students who have begun course work in either Museum Studies or African & African-American Studies can apply to be a joint degree student prior to completing all course work requirements for the first degree. In consultation with each department's Director of Graduate Studies, they may be able to receive credit for course work already completed. However, the student may be required to take more than the required 54 credit hours of course work to obtain both degrees if the application for admission to the second degree program is submitted after the student has completed courses that will not count toward the second program's requirements.