Museum Studies

Career Options

This program, in combination with experience and appropriate academic background, will teach students the skills they need to succeed as:

  • Museum curators
  • Exhibition Planners or Designers
  • Museum Technicians
  • Conservators

Museum Studies Potential

Although public funding has slowed the growth of this profession, students may benefit from the Northwestern certificate as a way to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace.

Average Salaries

  • $42,310 museum curator (2010)

Additional Information

The museum studies program is designed for both career changers and museum professionals wishing to advance their careers. Additionally, the optional course on exhibit development can be an important resource for administrators as well as artists and exhibit developers.