American Gallery at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
American Gallery at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Student Resources

These resources are compiled for those seeking links to the IUPUI campus, the Indianapolis museum community, and museum professional organizations. Current students will also find a repository of guidelines and forms, course schedules, club and internship information, and other materials to help navigate through the program.

Museum Studies Program

The Museum Studies Program offers paid internships and fellowships with area museums. Students must be enrolled full time in the MA program to be eligible.

Recent Fellowships and Scholarships:

  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Gabriel Taylor 2016, Jessica Fischer 2015, Elizabeth Quay 2014, Alyssa Porter 2013
  • Indianapolis Zoo: Theresa Cramer 2016, Emma Marson 2015, Laura Weiss 2014, Caitlyn Kegley 2013, Alex Hampton 2012
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art: Bethany Crocker 2016, Katherine Rieck 2015,
  • Eiteljorg Museum of Native Americans and Southwestern Art: Michelle Lentzner 2016, Audrey Ladd 2016, Christina Cichra 2016, Nichole Schelling 2015, Vickie Stone 2015,  Emily Izzo 2014, Rebekah Ryan 2014, Claire Quimby 2013
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park: Kate Scott 2015, Allison Cosbey 2012
  • Masonic Library and Museum of Indiana: Rebecca Jacobs 2016, Amelia Whitehead 2015, Robin Matty 2014

Undergraduate Funding

Our campus participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) - a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs.

Details may be found at this site:

Beginning in Fall 2016, through the use of the MSEP award to offset the nonresident tuition rate, students who are legal residents of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin will pay no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate. Students eligible for the MSEP will receive an "admission-based scholarship" and will be eligible for additional funding through the program.

The museum studies program does not offer direct financial support for undergraduates, but students in the undergraduate certificate program are encouraged to seek support through the Office of Student Financial Aid Services and the Office of Student Scholarships.

MSTD Student Resources

Curriculum Plan
MSTD 5 Year Plan
Fall2016 Course Listings

Campus Resources

Academic Handbook
Adaptive Educational Services
Bursars office (for tuition and fee payment)
Campus Calendar and Indianapolis Resources Link (check out the Campus, City and Indy Arts areas of the calendar for city-wide events, maps, reviews)
Counseling and Health Services
Financial Aid
Graduate Office
Graduate Student Organization
Health Center
Health Insurance
(Available from Indiana University through The Chickering Group, an Aetna Company)
JagNews (campus-wide newsletter)
Museum Studies List Serve (email Becky Ellis to be added)
National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Parking map
Parking services and permits
Office of the Registrar 
Student Life and Diversity
Student Photo ID Card- JAGTAG

Career Building Resources

AAM American Association of Museums: Job HQ 
AMM Association of Midwest Museums (see jobs page) 
Association of Indiana Museums: Job Bank 
The Global Museum 
Museum Employment Resource Center 
Smithsonian Institution Museum Career Center

Professional Associations

Download a list of Professional Conferences in the Museum Field for 2015-2016

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA)
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
American Institute for Conservation (AIC) 
Association of Indiana Museums (AIM)
Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) 
Association for Living History, Farms and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM)
Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA)
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) 
International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Midwest Registrars Committee
Museum Computer Network
Museum Trustee Association
Smithsonian Institution: Center for Museum Studies (CMS) 
Visitors Studies Association
World Archaeological Congress (WAC)

Standing Professional Committees of American Alliance of Museums:

Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE)
Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT)

The Curators Committee (CurCom)
Committee on Education (EdCom)
Development and Membership Committee (DAM)
Media and Technology Committee
Museum Association Security Committee (MASC)
Museum Management Committee (MMC)
National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME)
Public Relations and Marketing Committee (PRAM)
Registrars Committee (RC-AAM)
Small Museum Administrators’ Committee (SMAC)
Visitor Services in Museums Group

Local Museums and Institutions

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Col. Eli Lilly Civil War Museum 
Conner Prairie Living History Museum
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 
Freetown Village
Indiana Historical Society
Indiana Medical History Museum
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
IndianapolisZoo & White River Gardens 
Morris-Butler House (Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana)
President Benjamin Harrison Home

IUPUI Associated Departments

Center on Philanthropy
Department of Anthropology
Department of History
Herron School of Art 
School of Education
School of Library and Information Science 
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)