12 months
2154 USD/credit 77544 USD/year
2154 USD/credit 77544 USD/year
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Museum Studies at Baylor University provides students with a solid understanding to the museum field, to different aspects of the museum profession, and to the study of artifacts of aesthetic or historic significance.


Key facts:

The Department of Museum Studies at Baylor University offers a Masters of Arts degree in museum studies, which combines academic and professional training for students preparing to be the next generation of museum leaders. The master's program consists of 36 semester hours.

Students have three options for their second year: thesis, professional project, or professional internship. Any one of these options will require a very substantial investment of the student's time and energy, for which they will earn six semester hours.

  • Thesis is the recommended choice for students anticipating further academic work in a cognate discipline, or professional work in the curatorial field, which might require written analysis of artifacts in books, catalogues, and exhibit labels. The thesis option is also desirable if the student might be interested in college or university teaching in the future.
  • Professional projects are a hands-on application of museum best practices, developed in conjunction with museum studies faculty and executed in a museum in Waco or central Texas. The student is expected to produce a written report about the project, and to make a public presentation at the end of the second semester. This option is desirable if the student plans to enter the museum field after graduation.
  • Professional internship is an intensive experience consisting of full-time work for ten weeks at a museum approved by a faculty advisor and under the mentorship of a seasoned museum professional. The internship may take place in Waco or elsewhere, and will almost always be carried out in the summer after the student's second year in the program. The internship should help the student transition into a professional position.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museum Studies
  • Museum Educational Programming
  • Material Culture
  • Historic Buildings and Sites
  • Preservation Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Test  Score Report for GRE/GMAT if required by your prospective program; 
  • Test Score Report for TOEFL/IELTS or exemption request with proof of English proficiency;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (you will be able to request these via an automated email as part of your online application).
  • A completed and submitted online application.
  • Application fee payment (you pay after submitting the application online; applications are not reviewed until the application fee is paid).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    77544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2154 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    77544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2154 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Waco

857 - 1588 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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