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At the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, where our approach to anthropology encompasses the sciences, social sciences and humanities, we have developed a unique museum studies program that examines how museums produce and reflect culture and the role museums play worldwide.
Our museum studies students – installing the "Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from the Hohokam" exhibit – made the cover of the third edition of Museum Basics by Timothy Ambrose + Crispin Paine.
Our students develop theoretical questions and applied skills that engage the functions, practices and critical analyses of museums. All of our graduates gain practical experience while being encouraged to challenge preconceived notions about museums and the way they affect and are affected by societies and cultures.
For questions about the application process or applying, see these Frequently Asked Questions or contact Georgianna Miller, graduate academic success specialist for the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
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Sample Museum Studies M.A. Program of Study (to come)
Sample Museum Studies Certificate Program of Study (to come)
Graduate Studies in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change