Regulations

Time Limits for Master’s Degree
Students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis (12 hours per semester) can normally expect to finish in 2 years  Part-time enrollment is possible. The Office of Graduate Studies requires that all requirements toward the master’s degree be completed within 7 years of the time of the initial enrollment in the program.

Enrollment Requirements
The Office of Graduate Studies requires that students enrolled in a master’s program be continuously enrolled in at least 1 credit hour each semester after they have completed 30 hours of coursework. If a student is required to be continuously enrolled and does not enroll, he or she will be required to enroll in the missed hours in subsequent semesters. 

Incomplete Grades
The Museum Studies Program will not permit a student who has 6 or more semester hours of incompletes to enroll in further coursework until the courses have been completed.

Acceptable Progress
Students who fall below a cumulative grade point average of B (3.0) are placed on probation by the Office of Graduate Studies. Students who do not raise their grade point average by the following semester may not be permitted to re-enroll.

Student Grievance Procedures
Any student wishing to make a complaint involving a Museum Studies faculty member, staff member, or an instructor or who has complaints concerning program policies or decisions may first submit his or her grievances in writing to the program director.  If a solution acceptable to both parties can not be arrived at the grievance will be considered by the Faculty Advisory Committee, and finally Grievance Procedures established by the Office of Graduate Studies will be followed.


Museum Events

Kenneth Spencer Research Library North Gallery Grand Reopening
Thursday, September 7 | 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: 15-minute tours of North Gallery, 4 p.m.: Brief remarks
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, 1450 Poplar Lane
University of Kansas campus

Fall 2017 Applied Humanities Workshop with N.Y. Nathiri
Friday, September 15 | 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Room
Nathiri is executive director of of the Association for the Preservation of the Eatonville Community (P.E.C.). P.E.C. is a 501(c)(3) founded in 1987 and based in Eatonville, Florida, the hometown of Zora Neale Hurston. P.E.C. hosts the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities; The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston); and a host of year-round programs for pre-K through 12. Nathiri is a professionally trained librarian and an award-winning preservationist.

Teacher Appreciation Night
September 28 | 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Truman Presidential Museum
500 W. U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO
More than 20 museums across the region will be present to help teachers craft lessons and offer their resources. Free to all educators.
 

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