Baylor University

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Museum Studies Department, Museum Studies Program

The Department of Museum Studies offers both the BA and the MA in Museum Studies, as well as, an undergraduate minor in Museum Studies.

The program combines academic and professional training for students preparing to be the next generation of museum leaders. Students learn about the history and philosophy of different types of museums, about the different skills that are needed in museum administration, museum education, collections management and care, archival management, and exhibit design, as well as courses on material culture, decorative arts, and historic preservation. Students are also given the opportunity to apply (and test out) this knowledge in the real world, through work at the Mayborn Museum Complex and other museums in Waco and central Texas, in formal internships in museums across the country, and through attendance at professional conferences such as the Texas Association of Museums.

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