Regulations

Time Limits for Master’s Degree
Students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis (12 hours per semester) can normally expect to finish in 2 years  Part-time enrollment is possible. The Office of Graduate Studies requires that all requirements toward the master’s degree be completed within 7 years of the time of the initial enrollment in the program.

Enrollment Requirements
The Office of Graduate Studies requires that students enrolled in a master’s program be continuously enrolled in at least 1 credit hour each semester after they have completed 30 hours of coursework. If a student is required to be continuously enrolled and does not enroll, he or she will be required to enroll in the missed hours in subsequent semesters. 

Incomplete Grades
The Museum Studies Program will not permit a student who has 6 or more semester hours of incompletes to enroll in further coursework until the courses have been completed.

Acceptable Progress
Students who fall below a cumulative grade point average of B (3.0) are placed on probation by the Office of Graduate Studies. Students who do not raise their grade point average by the following semester may not be permitted to re-enroll.

Student Grievance Procedures
Any student wishing to make a complaint involving a Museum Studies faculty member, staff member, or an instructor or who has complaints concerning program policies or decisions may first submit his or her grievances in writing to the program director.  If a solution acceptable to both parties can not be arrived at the grievance will be considered by the Faculty Advisory Committee, and finally Grievance Procedures established by the Office of Graduate Studies will be followed.


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Museum Events

Day After Thanksgiving Program: Magic Marbles
Friday, November 24 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak St. Kansas City, MO
It’s a day of marble magic with fun for the entire family. Explore the museum’s special exhibit Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962, and try your hand at “knuckling down” during a marble lesson. Then, pick out your own marble and turn it into a piece of wearable art to take home with you. Included with museum admission.

 

Global Film Festival
Thursday, November 30 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Rm. 309, 1301 Mississippi St.
Curated by first-year students, the Global Film Festival features four films exploring ideas in Spencer Museum exhibitions. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Power Clashing: Clothing, Collage, and Contemporary Identities. The film will be announced on the Museum’s website.

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