Curate new museum experiences and discover new perspectives with OU Online.


Program Benefits

Modern Practices

Learn what you need to be on the leading edge of this dynamic industry, including new technologies and platforms for virtual museum experiences.

Cultural Impact

Learn to create cultural impact. Museums capture the attention of nearly 900 million visitors each year in the U.S. alone.1

More Opportunity

Generate more opportunity and versatility for yourself. The job outlook for Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers is growing much faster than average at 12%.2

Student Experience

Complete your online learning around your schedule. Benefit from an engaging student experience with support from our student success coaches.


Museum Studies

Museum professionals are committed to discovery. As curators of the world’s past, they reach out and touch the lives of those in the present. With the museum industry evolving, innovating, and adapting to the future, museum professionals need to stay nimble. New technologies are developing and museums are faced with a constant need to surprise and delight, in order to keep patrons on their toes.

To meet this challenge, museums are looking for professionals with new ideas for creating innovative, immersive, and experiential displays. Professionals need to actively step out of their comfort zones and seek personal learning experiences that push them outside of the literal and figurative box, in order to touch communities in meaningful ways.

OU Online is excited to offer a cutting-edge museum studies program that provides the push you need. Thank you for considering us.

Sample Course Options

The Master's in Museum Studies program is a fully online 33-credit program designed to be completed in 24 months. There are three starts available in Fall, Spring, or Summer. We offer a range of modern and interesting course options for personalization and specialization of the degree.

1 “About Museums,” American Alliance of Museums, 2023,

2 "Occupational Outlook Handbook: Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, last modified October 4, 2022, 

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Start the journey of advancing in your desired career, with a professional master's degree, and apply today. To receive more information, or to request a call from an enrollment services coach, fill out the contact form. We would be happy to discuss your goals and guide you in your education decisions.