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Museum Studies at New York University

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Museum Studies at New York University

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

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775.

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.

NYU Museum Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies

NYU Museum Studies Rankings

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Museum Studies Student Demographics at NYU

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

NYU Museum Studies Master’s Program

73% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 30 students graduated with a master's degree in museum studies from NYU. About 27% were men and 73% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 19% men graduate in museum studies each year. NYU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 8% more men than average.


Of the students who received a museum studies master's degree from NYU, 53% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 16
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

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 NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Curators 1,570 $73,850
Museum Technicians and Conservators 1,490 $56,040
Archivists 1,170 $56,270


*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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