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Graduate Minor in Museum Studies

The museum studies graduate minor explores the history, philosophy, operations, and functions of museums–broadly defined to include art, science, history, specialized museums, and others. The interdisciplinary program combines a theoretical basis with practical experiences in the form of internships, field trips, and directed research projects to give students a foundation for work in university, public, and private museums in a rapidly growing profession.

We offer many opportunities related to this graduate minor; internships or entry-level positions at local museums, botanical gardens, historical houses, monuments, and other areas of curation are available. As a student in this minor you have the opportunity to focus on the area of your choice, whether it is exhibition design, curatorial research, education, or something else entirely. This minor is hosted by the College of Design. 

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