Q: How is KU’s Museum Studies Program ranked nationally?
A: There is no system of national rankings for graduate programs in museum studies. KU does have a long history of awarding degrees in museum studies and a proven track record in placing its graduates in positions all over the country (and the world).
Q: What size is your program?
A: We enroll about 10 new students each year. We make an effort to strike a balance between being small enough to provide individual attention and guidance while being large enough to have a diverse student body.
Q: How selective is your program?
A: We admit applicants who will flourish in our academically challenging program. In the past several years we have admitted between one-quarter and one-third of students who applied.
Q: What is the job outlook for museum professionals?
A: There is good news to report! Research indicates that jobs for museum technicians, conservators, archivists, and curators will grow by 11% between 2012 and 2022.
Q: What is the deadline to apply?
A: The application deadline is January 15.
Q: When are admission decisions sent out?
A: We try to send out our decisions by early March.
Q: Can I visit KU if I’m interested in applying to the Museum Studies Program?
A: Absolutely! We’re delighted to talk with prospective students in person. Our program staff – Brandy Ernzen, program coordinator, and Lauren Chaney, graduate academic advisor – can help with arrangements and set up meetings with faculty and students. Please contact our office if you’d like to schedule a visit (firstname.lastname@example.org; 785-864-4543).