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School of Art + Art History

Museum Studies

Prospective Students / Where we study

MS @ UF 

UF is one of the largest public research universities in the United States and only one of a few, and the only one in the Southeast, to offer an MA in Museum Studies. This unique academic environment offers students access to cutting-edge research in a myriad of disciplines that inform the landscape of museum practice. 

The University of Florida is the flagship university for the state of Florida located in sunny Gainesville, FL. 

  • Over 80% of Museum Studies MA students receive graduate assistantships that cover tuition
  • The University of Florida is ranked no. 9 among public universities
  • The University of Florida is a research university, receiving $724 Million in research grants last fiscal year
  • UF offers graduate assistants free healthcare, reduced child care, fee relief, generous stipends, and benefits through the city


Gainesville, located in the heart of the sunshine state, is a picturesque college town surround by some of Florida's finest state parks and landscapes. A community-centered city, Gainesville is a thriving cultural center and includes endless opportunities for engagement. Students often volunteer and visit:

  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
  • Cade Museum of Innovation and Creativity
  • Matheson History Museum
  • Historic Haile Homestead

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