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KU Museum Studies Program

Looking to build the interdisciplinary skills you need to lead in the museum field? Our flexible degree centers your career interests. You'll work with world-class professionals and collections on campus and elsewhere in class and through internships. And, our small program ensures you'll get plenty of time with our student-focused faculty and staff.


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Chart Your Path

Our flexible, interdisciplinary degree gives you the foundations of the field, plus hands-on skills and experience in your specific area of museum work. And, our unique joint degree with African & African-American Studies allows you to earn two master's in three years.
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Visit Campus

We can't wait to meet you! Our team will put together a personalized visit, including tours of our on-campus and local museums. If an in-person visit isn't in the cards, we can set up Zoom meetings instead.
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Apply Today

Ready to take the leap? Check out our required application materials and tips for submitting a top-notch application, then create your account!
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Get in Touch

Have questions about our program, KU in general or the Lawrence community? We're here to help! Email, call or find us on social media.