2022 Best Museum Studies Schools

26 Colleges in the United States
602 Museum Studies Degrees Awarded
$33,171 Avg Early-Career Salary
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in museum studies. It is ranked #262 out of 368 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

College Factual looked at 26 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Museum Studies Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 602 degrees in museum studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Museum Studies School

Best Museum Studies Schools The museum studies program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Museum Studies rankings. For our Best Overall Museum Studies School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Museum Studies Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Museum Studies Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Museum Studies in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the museum studies degree levels they offer.

10 Top Schools in Museum Studies

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
85 Museum Studies Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat Johns Hopkins University if you wish to pursue a degree in museum studies. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 85 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year. Museum Studies degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University receive an earnings boost of approximately $3,029 over the typical earnings of museum studies majors.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In DC

Every student pursuing a degree in museum studies needs to take a look at Georgetown University. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 16 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
47 Museum Studies Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in museum studies needs to look into George Washington University. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #86 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 47 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year. Those museum studies students who get their degree from George Washington University earn $8,029 more than the average museum studies grad.

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#4

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY

Any student who is interested in museum studies needs to look into New York University. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were about 30 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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#5

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #41 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

There were approximately 14 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
39 Museum Studies Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the city of Seattle. A Best Schools rank of #89 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 39 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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#7

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
$38,963 Median Student Debt

USFCA is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of San Francisco. A Best Schools rank of #225 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means USFCA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 22 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at USFCA in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
$41,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #122 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Syracuse is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at Syracuse in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #250 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means RIT is a great school overall.

There were about 13 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at RIT in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$35,452 Median Student Debt

SUNY Oneonta is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta. This school ranks 33rd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 20 museum studies students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Oneonta in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the museum studies program report average early career income of $30,800.

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Museum Studies by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Museum Studies is one of 44 different types of Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 33,272
Biological & Physical Science 28,772
Interdisciplinary Studies 8,233
International Studies 7,526
Nutrition Science 4,960
Behavioral Science 3,344
Cognitive Science 2,711
Sustainability Science 2,215
Human Biology 1,599
Human Computer Interaction 1,355

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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