Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Roosevelt Wright Jr.


Museology, Museum Profession, Museums, Museum Studies, Museum Studies Curriculum

Subject Categories

Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis | Curriculum and Instruction


This exploratory study provides a comprehensive description of the museum profession and focuses particularly on museum studies curriculum. The purpose of this research is to investigate museum studies curriculum and its relevance to the museum profession in order to determine whether or not museum studies curriculum is capable of providing the foundation of a standard academic discipline for museum professionals. A survey of museum professionals assessed their attitudes about museum studies curriculum and the extent to which museum studies curriculum "matters" to continuing education for current museum professionals and as an academic discipline for prospective museum professionals.


The degree was granted by Humanities Doctoral Program within the College of Arts and Sciences which is no longer active.


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