MUSE (Museum and Exhibition Studies) - Graduate Program
Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago puts social justice at the heart of our work and scholarship. If you are interested in learning more about how our students are redefining cultural work for the 21st Century, please feel free to contact us or join us at an info session. We have an info session each fall; check back here for dates or email us.
- Baccalaureate Field: No Restrictions.
- Grade Point Average: At least 3.00 (A=4.00) for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
- Tests Required: The GRE is optional for application to the Museum and Exhibition Studies program.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three required from faculty members or others familiar with the applicant’s education, skills and/or experience.
- Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a short statement of purpose.
- Writing Sample: Applicants may submit a written response to a specific prompt found on the MUSE application or share a previously written paper relevant to their interests. Writing should be clear, free of typographical errors, and demonstrate the applicant's interests in the field of Museum and Exhibition Studies.
- Interview: We will contact people with completed applications to schedule an interview.
How To Apply
All applicants are required to upload their documents and academic credentials electronically to satisfy departmental requirements and the UIC Graduate Admission requirements.
Click here to begin your application.
Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL 650 (paper-based); 280 (computer based); 95, with subscores of Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 24, and Writing 22 (iBT Internet-based), OR
- IELTS 7.0, with subscores of 6.5 for all four subscores, OR
- Other evidence of competency with prior approval of the Program Director.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 has passed. The next term for which you may apply to enroll is Fall 2021. Applications for Fall 2021 will be available beginning in August 2020. Application deadlines are listed below.
- December 15 for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid from the Graduate College
- February 15 for all other applicants (financial aid is still available for those who apply by February 15, but more options are available for the December 15 deadline)
Information for application fee waivers can be found here. If you have questions about fee waivers, feel free to contact us directly.
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UIC Department of Art History (M/C 201)
929 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607
Anthony Stepter, Assistant Director
(312) 996-0237 | email@example.com
Professor Therese Quinn, Director
(312) 413-2463 | firstname.lastname@example.org