UW Graduate School


Grounded in research-based best practices, the Museology Graduate Program values innovation, critical thinking and leadership. It is a two-year interdisciplinary course of study designed to cultivate the tools and knowledge for students to advance the work of museums, informal learning environments and other valuable cultural institutions.

Program website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Master of Arts (Museology)
  • Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies [graduate certificate is currently not accepting new students]

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Jessica Luke, Senior Lecturer, Information School

Primary Staff Contact

  • Maya Farrar, Operations Manager, Museology Graduate Program

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group. For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • Audrey Desjardins, Assistant Professor, School of Art, Art History, and Design.
  • Mary Kay Gugerty, Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Bruce Hevly, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Jin Ha Lee, Associate Professor, Information School
  • Jessica Luke, Senior Lecturer, Information School
  • Wilson O’Donnell, Lecturer Part-Time, Department of History
  • Meena Selvakumar, Visiting Lecturer, Information School
  • Julie Stein, Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Joseph Tennis, Associate Professor, Information School
  • Carrie Tzou, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies, UW Bothell
  • Shirley Yee, Professor, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies