14 months
1815 USD/credit 51338 USD/year
1815 USD/credit 51338 USD/year
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Our graduates come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. They qualify for positions in art, history or science museums; children’s museums; zoos; aquariums and historical societies or sites.The Museum Education program is offered at George Washington University.


Key facts

With the assistance of a strong alumni base and valuable relationships with local professionals, about 85 percent of the Museum Education Program’s graduates from the past decade currently hold museum education or related positions. They most often serve as directors of education, with many becoming museum directors. Graduates also hold positions in professional associations, government agencies, private foundations, schools and universities.

The Museum Education Program at George Washington University prepares graduates as professional practitioners to meet the needs and interests of the public in museums and other lifelong learning environments. Students complete internships that provide real-world application of museum education and leadership principles. Recent internship experiences include:

  • Publicity for a nationwide digital network for the National Museum of American History
  • Research and the piloting of a participatory game for the National Building Museum
  • Management of a family day commemorating a hot-air balloon trial at the National Air and Space Museum
  • Production and supervision of the Association of Science-Technology’s hands-on activities for the White House Easter Egg Roll
  • Revision of Girl Scout badging publications for Carlyle House

Graduates of the program take on positions as education directors, development and fundraising officers, event planners, docent/volunteer coordinators, and community-relationship coordinators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Museums as Institutions l: Fundamentals 
  • FaciIitating Museum Learning I: Fundamentals 
  • Museum Audiences 
  • FaciIitating Museum Learning II: Field Placement and Seminar 
  • Museums as Institutions II: Field Placement and Seminar 
  • Evaluating Museum Learning 
  • Museum Proposal Writing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1815 USD per credit during 14 months.
  • National

    51338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1815 USD per credit during 14 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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