Admission

To be considered for admission to regular graduate status in the program, a student must hold a baccalaureate degree and have earned at least a B (3.0) grade-point average in previous academic work. Acceptance in the program is determined by the Museum Studies Admissions Committee. A student interested in applying for admission must submit the following:

1.   A completed application, along with a non-refundable application fee, submitted online through the Office of Graduate Studies.

2.   Transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended. You may upload a scanned version of your official transcript from your undergraduate institution to the online application. Please note: A printout from a student portal is NOT considered to be an official copy of your transcript. Official transcripts will be required upon admission to the program. In addition, please calculate your Junior/Senior GPA and include it on your resume.

3.   A statement of academic objectives. This component of the application is very important. It should be a thoughtful, well-written, 2-3 page statement addressing such topics as (a) what is it about museums and museum studies that particularly interests you, (b) your career goals, and the area of museum work that most attracts you, (c) your relevant experience and background, (d) the match of KU’s program to your interests, an (e) anything else you think is important to your application. If you feel that your academic record does not reflect your potential, or if your test scores are below expectations, be certain to provide an explanation of any extenuating circumstances related to this issue.

4.   Three letters of recommendation. (Please use KU’s online letter of recommendation system when you apply).

5.   GRE scores. To submit scores, use University code 6871, Department code 5101.

6.   A resume or curriculum vitae listing your employment history, scholarships/fellowships, and awards.

7.   A sample of your written academic work (10 pages maximum, please).

8.   For international students only, TOEFL scores or acceptable alternative to demonstrate English proficiency.

9.   For international students only, proof of financial support. Applications will not be considered without financial documentation.

Students are admitted to the M.A. program only in the fall semester. The priority deadline for submitting applications is January 1. The Museum Studies Admissions Committee will begin considering applicants for fall admission in mid-January. Students will be notified of admission decisions in March.

Financial Assistance

The Museum Studies program has a small pool of scholarship funds available, and some funding opportunities, such as teaching assistantships, are available to KU graduate students in general. Students are also encouraged to contact the Museum Studies program for other possible resources.

For additional information contact the Financial Aid Office:

The University of Kansas
Financial Aid Office
Strong Hall
1502 Iowa St., Room 50
Lawrence, KS 66045

785-864-4700
osfa@ku.edu

 


Museum Events

Pursuing Elusive Equity in Higher Education
Talk by Professor Jennifer Hamer
​Tuesday, March 28 | 7:30 p.m.
The Commons, Spooner Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS

Building KU CommUnity Potluck
Thursday March 30 | 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ecumenical Campus Ministries
1204 Oread Lawrence, KS
RSVP via FaceBook

Brent Learned, Artist Event
Friday, March 31 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Phoenix Gallery
825 massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS
Information about the artist and gallery

Art of Conversation: Social Service/Social Justice
Friday, March 31 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS
Further information

Talk: Up Close: American Dream
Sunday, April 2 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence, KS
On KU Campus
Event description

Film: Out in the Night
Thursday, April 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence, KS
On KU Campus
Further information on the film

Public Film Screening
Francofonia by Alexander Sokurov
Cinemuse: Selfie with Sokurov by Dragan Kujundzic
Friday April 7 | 6 p.m.
Kansas Union, Centennial Room

Grant Develpment as a Professional Skill Workshop
Wednesday April 19 | 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hall Center for the Humanities 
Seminar Room 1
900 Sunnyside Ave.
RSVP to hgdo@ku.edu or call 785.864.7833
by April 12

First National African American Quilt Convention
July 12-15, 2017
TBD, Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.naaqc.org/

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