For MA Museum Studies in Florence, Italy. Be prepared: you will need to be pro-active if you want to receive a graduate level education or get an internship in Italy. You should take an Italian class or several, Italian is absolutely needed to function in society as a real student instead of a tourist, as well as find good research, as there are few english language sources available in libraries in Florence. The professors are highly knowledgeable. This program is best for younger students out of undergrad, without too much museum experience. The program is more of an overview of the museum professions, and is too general (repetitive) if you have a particular career in mind or have had more than one internship/experience in the real museum world. There is focus on art history. Be also prepared for Marist administrative problems. Otherwise, if you are serious about an international career, and put in the effort for societal integration in beautiful Florence, Italy, come on over.
The MA program in museum studies is poorly planned by the school. Because it takes place entirely in Italy, there are many other factors that students need to independently prepare for, and which do not necessarily coincide with the normal school calendar. The Financial Aid department is completely inept, rude, and generally unwilling to help grad students plan this huge undertaking and has been a nightmare to work with for the last year. If you are financing this yourself, you should be fine as the academic coordinator and faculty in Italy are quite wonderful, but unfortunately are not able to help lessen the hair-pulling frustrations that characterize any dealings with Marist's administrative offices.
This program serves the needs of the instructors not the students. As a working professional in a M.A. program, I expect professionalism, applicable instruction, and an understanding of what it means to be an online graduate student. I would never recommend this program- you simply have to work around the instructors.
“Marist cares much about getting their dollars out
Aug 29 2002Psychology
Marist cares much about getting their dollars out of you. they caer little about the quality of classes. It does have a few excellent teachers in the graduate program of school psychology, but there are also your share of useless ones. Classe are very often overcrowded. Summer class workloads are not altered to accomidate the shorter class time. Some of the graduate classes are repetitive and not very useful. your internship is your greatest opportunity to learn about the field.
“Only go here if
Aug 14 2002Psychology
Only go here if you are a rich self-absorbed abercrombie and fitch wearing blond anorexic girl, or if you want to meet those girls.
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