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Museum Studies at George Washington University

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Museum Studies at George Washington University

If you plan to study museum studies, take a look at what George Washington University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Museum Studies section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Museum Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies

GWU Museum Studies Rankings

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Museum Studies Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the museum studies majors at George Washington University.

GWU Museum Studies Master’s Program

95% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 37 museum studies students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from GWU, about 5% were men and 95% were women.


Of the students who received a museum studies master's degree from GWU, 78% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in museum studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 29
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That Museum Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in museum studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Museum Technicians and Conservators 460 $68,460
Archivists 220 $74,860
Curators 180 $86,080


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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