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The University of Kansas Museum Studies Program

Level: Masters

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Program Description:
The graduate program in Museum Studies offers training for professional careers in museums, historical agencies, and related organizations by providing an understanding of the theory, history, techniques, and problems common to these institutions as well as specialized training administered by the American Studies Program and the Departments of Anthropology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geology, and History. Students may also pursue a master's degree in Indigenous Nations Studies with a museum studies track. Graduates of the program are prepared to undertake professional responsibilities in the world of museums and related institutions.

Department Description:
The course of study leading to the Master's in Museum Studies degree comprises a minimum of 42 semester credit hours at the graduate level. Courses are separated into two categories: those required of all museum studies students and those which pertain to the special departmental or disciplinary tracks offered (American Studies, Anthropology, History, Geology, Natural History, and through the Indigenous Nations Program). Other courses are selected, with the aid of an adviser, from the academic track the student elects to follow. All students complete an internship or apprenticeship of approximately 500 hours.

Institution Description:
Opened in 1866, the University of Kansas is a comprehensive educational and research institution with 30,644 students and more than 2,200 faculty members offering instruction in 170 fields of study. Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, KU's main campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of 88,500 among the forested hills of eastern Kansas.


Web Site:

Phone: 785.864.4543

Fax: 785.864.5772

Contact: Kiersten Latham


Museum Studies Program
The University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Room 208 Bailey Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

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