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Museum Studies Program

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Museum Studies Graduate Program

The M.A. program in museum studies provides students with the excellent academic and professional training they need to prepare them for challenging careers in museums, historical agencies, and similar institutions. Students develop both their expertise in an academic discipline — American studies, anthropology, geology, history, interdisciplinary studies, or natural history — and their knowledge of the issues and practices central to museums. Students take advantage of the superb facilities at KU, including the Dole Institute of Politics, Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, Spencer Research Library, and Wilcox Classical Museum. Cooperative arrangements can also be made with nearby historical agencies, specialized libraries, and museums. A faculty advisory committee administers the program in conjunction with the participating departments (American studies, anthropology, ecology and evolutionary biology, geology, history, and interdisciplinary studies).

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