About Museum Studies at KU
The KU Museum Studies program offers a graduate degree from an internationally respected university. An established program — we have been educating museum professionals since 1981 — there is also an exciting future as the program recently named a new director and professor, Doctor Peter H. Welsh, to lead us into the next chapter.
The Master of Arts program in Museum Studies offers personal attention in a small, selective program with all courses taught by world-class faculty members and museum professionals from leading institutions. The breadth of specialties and facilities at KU allows students to pursue their own individual interest, such as paleontology, entomology, environmental history and much more. The Graduate Certificate program builds on this and enables students to integrate knowledge of museum studies into their own academic disciplines or professional training
Program graduates are hire-ready and can offer employers someone with advanced academic training, professional skills, and on-the-job experience. The KU Museum Studies program has a loyal, enthusiastic network of alumni eager to help new graduates and we have a strong record of placement across the nation.
Why Choose KU Muse?
Our students say it best...
"The museum studies program can be catered to how you want it. Students can choose to focus on what interests them, and there are many opportunities both in school and out to make the most of a student’s two years at the University of Kansas."
"The small class size allows you to get to know everyone in the program."
"The staff and the students all care about helping one another develop the skills and experience needed to mold you into a strong museum professional. Also, all the students, first and second years, work together to network, exchange experiences, and have plenty of fun doing it."
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