Application Deadline

We are now accepting applications for the Fall of 2017. All materials must be received online or postmarked by January 15, 2017. We encourage applicants to prepare and submit their applications well before the deadline.

To find out details about our online application process, please review the following documents. They provide details about how to apply and what to include in your application.

The program receives between 110 - 145 applications per academic year. We typically invite 30-35 to join the program. All those admitted commence study in the Autumn Quarter without exception.

Minimum Requirements

Admission to the University of Washington is necessarily a selective process. Prospective students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or B grade-point-average for the last graded 90 quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The ways in which proficiency can be demonstrated are outlined in Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements.

The Desired Applicant

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Graduate School, the Museology Program seeks applicants who demonstrate academic potential, professional experience, and provide an active contribution to the Program, demonstrated by:

  • An academic focus that is well aligned with the Program’s areas of expertise
  • Analytical thinking, quality writing, and a passion for the museum field
  • Considerable, relevant experience related to your interests, the museum field, and the Program's areas of expertise
  • A clear understanding of our Program and why it’s a good fit for you
  • A desire to create an inclusive environment in our Program and the museum field
  • Interests and expertise that make a significant contribution to the Program and/or museum field
  • Strong letters or recommendation, academic record, GRE scores, essays, and resume/CV