Master's in Museum Studies
1410 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lippincott Hall, Room 6
Lawrence, KS 46205
Peter H. Welsh
The Museum Studies program at the University of Kansas has been educating museum professionals since 1981. On average, ten students graduate from the Master's program each year and join the more than 200 alumni who work in museums across the country and around the world.
- Archival Practices
- Historic Preservation
- Historical Administration
- Local/Community History
- Material Culture
- Museum Studies
Credit Hour Requirements
How Many Students are Admitted Annually
Financial Aid Available
One Graduate Research Assistant position is awarded each year. Limited scholarship funds are also available.
Deadline To Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Students are required to complete 250 hours in an approved internship with a museum professional. The internship requirement is 3 credit hours.
Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years
• Deutsches Museum of Science & Technology
• Fort Scott National Historic Site
• Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
• Kansas Museum of History
• Kansas State Historical Society
• KU Libraries
• KU Natural History Museum
• National Archives – Kansas City
• Smithsonian – National Museum of Natural History
• U.S. Holocaust Museum
Job Placement Assistance
Job opportunities are shared with students as they are received.
Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years
• Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
• Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
• Dole Institute of Politics
• Kenneth Spencer Research Library
• Museum of Science and History
• Watkins Community Museum
• Farmington Museum