Degree Requirements

M.A. Degree Requirements

The M.A. degree in Museum Studies at the University of Kansas requires a total of 42 credit hours at the graduate level:

  • 18 hours of required Museum Studies courses
  • 18 hours of courses in one of the participating academic departments/tracks: American studies, anthropology, geology, history or natural history (ecology and evolutionary biology)
  • 6 credit hours of supervised internship

Students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis (9 hours per semester) can normally expect to finish in 2 years. Part-time enrollment is possible, but prospective students should note that the Graduate School of the University of Kansas requires Master’s degrees be completed within seven years.

At the conclusion of studies, each student must take a comprehensive examination.

Contact Info

Museum Studies Program

Lippincott Hall
1410 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 6
Lawrence, KS 66045
Peter Welsh, Director
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