The two-year, full-time MA program attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, art history, technology, zoology, anthropology, international studies, education, and business administration. Coursework provides the foundational knowledge for museum work, regardless of a student's area of expertise, while also creating an opportunity for students to become subject-matter experts. Many classes are project-based and connect students with working museum professionals.
Master of Arts
Minimum 60 credits
The museology graduate program takes two years to complete, consisting of six quarters of academic study and research. During the first year, students carry on average between 10 and 15 credits each quarter; during the second year, the number of credits may vary depending on research, practicum, and internship work. Students may enroll part time with permission from the program director
Specialization in Museum Evaluation
Optional specialization that integrates strengths of mentoring, fieldwork, academic, and client-centered experiences. See program website for additional information.
Museology also offers a graduate certificate in museum studies for graduate students in other UW degree programs. To qualify, students take a specified minimum set of key courses in areas that emphasize either collection research and management, or museum administration and interpretation, to include hands-on work experience. The certificate program is not currently accepting applications.