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.
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...
"We have experienced faculty who are current museum employees. They have lots of relevant experience to share."
"I love the hands on work in all of the MUSE classes. The hands on experiences reflect the type of things we would do in a museum and therefore I gained more knowledge."
"The flexibility of the program, as it allows you to craft your degree to fit your needs and career goals."
"I like the small class size that allows you to get to know everyone in the program."
"I feel like both 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."
Become a MUSE today!