Top Museology/Museum Studies Masters degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required to develop, prepare, organize, administer, conserve, store and retrieve artifacts, exhibits and entire collections in museums and galleries, and that prepares individuals to assume curatorial, technical and managerial positions in museums. Includes instruction in institutional management, acquisition, exhibit design, conservation, packing techniques, and public relations.

While Museology/Museum Studies offers degrees up to the Masters degree, the majority of students earn a Masters degree. Students study Museology/Museum Studies all around the US, though the major at the Masters degree level sees the most graduates in Maryland. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Museology/Museum Studies is $47,533.

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See where Museology/Museum Studies is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Museology/Museum Studies degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Museology/Museum Studies

Harvard University is a top option for students who want to major in Museology/Museum Studies. Students can earn up to a Masters degree at the school. Harvard University awards about 45 Masters degrees to students majoring in Museology/Museum Studies per year. However, Johns Hopkins University and SUNY Oneonta are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Museology/Museum Studies Majors

Some top careers related to Museology/Museum Studies, include Curators and Archivists, both of which have lots of job openings. Though there are higher paying positions, such as Curators. the most available position for Museology/Museum Studies majors is Museum Technicians and Conservators.

Top Paying Careers for Museology/Museum Studies

  1. Curators   (Median Wage: $60,110)
  2. Archivists   (Median Wage: $60,050)
  3. Museum Technicians and Conservators   (Median Wage: $47,630)

Most in Demand Careers for Museology/Museum Studies

  1. Museum Technicians and Conservators
  2. Curators
  3. Archivists
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