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

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Jessica Luke, Senior Lecturer, The 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.

  • Bruce Hevly, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Julie M Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Jin Ha Lee, Associate Professor, The Information School
  • Jessica Luke, Senior Lecturer, Information School
  • Scott Magelssen, Associate Professor, School of Drama
  • Kris Morrissey, Lecturer Part-Time, Information School
  • Wilson O’Donnell, Lecturer Part-Time, Department of History
  • Bradley Portin, Professor, School of Educational Studies, UW Bothell
  • Julie Stein, Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Joseph Tennis, Associate Professor, The Information School
  • Shirley Yee, Professor, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies