Museology Master of Arts Program

Is Museology a good fit for you?

Applying to graduate school is a big deal. We want you to find a program that will be a great fit for you. To help you make that decision, we will meet you online or in person. That way, you can get to know us a little better and we can get to know you. Hear from our faculty, staff, and students about what makes us UW Museology.

Recorded Sessions

Why pursue a Museum Studies degree?

Why Apply to the UW Museology Graduate Program?

Application Q&A


Finding your passion through Museum Studies
Are you interested in attending graduate school, but are not sure which field best matches your passion and goals? Are you passionate about informal learning, social justice, decolonization, storytelling, evaluation, or community engagement?  Join us for an interactive workshop to learn why we think museums are critical to the future of our communities, how a museum studies degree can help you pursue your passions and how a master of arts in museum studies compares to other graduate degrees. 

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021. 3 – 4 p.m. PDT.

Friday, Dec 10, 2021. 2–3 p.m. PST.

Why UW Museology?
There are more than 100 museum studies graduate degrees in the U.S. What makes UW’s Museology Graduate Program unique? The future of museums will require creativity, problem solving and an unwavering commitment to equity and belonging. If you share our passion for the future of museums, join us for an interactive workshop to learn how we how we think about the role of museums in society, how we approach the changes that will be necessary for museums in the coming years, what our graduate students learn, and how a graduate degree can help you explore solutions in a supportive and innovative environment.

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. 3–4 p.m. PDT

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021. 3–4 p.m. PST

Application Q&A
Talk with Museology admissions staff to find out how to improve your application.

Monday, Dec 13. 3–4 p.m. PST