12 months
17248 USD/year
17248 USD/year
6244 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Welcome to the Museum Studies Program at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis! Join us in vibrant and affordable Indianapolis, and train to be a self-reflective leader in the museum field through hands-on learning, applied research, and civically-engaged projects that transform museums and their communities.



Develop your skills in a wide range of museum practices including collections care and management, museum education, audience research, curatorial practice, and administration as you collaborate with community partners and build close relationships with local museum professionals. Be mentored by our outstanding faculty of Public Scholars who are dedicated to your success in the powerful work of community-engaged Museum Studies. 

In our program at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, you’ll join a thriving community of remarkable museum practitioners, scholars, and students whose collaborative civic work truly makes a difference – throughout Indianapolis, the country, and the world.

From your first semester to your last, you’ll be immersed in community partnerships, social impact projects, exciting internships, and interdisciplinary coursework as you build your professional skills, explore your interests, and craft your unique museum career. Come work alongside expert mentors who are devoted to your success, and take your place in an extensive network of leaders who are building the future of community-engaged museum work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Museum Education
  • Exhibit Planning and Design
  • Collections Care and Management
  • Museum Administration
  • Museum Colloquium
  • Curatorial Practices
  • Museums and Technology
  • Preventive Conservation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8624 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8624 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3122 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 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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