The Museum Studies MA program offered at San Francisco State University builds upon students’ previous academic studies in museum-related disciplines by emphasizing practical experience, professionalism, and important developments in the field of Museum Studies. Museum Studies students include mid-career museum professionals, people from other professional career fields, and recent B.A. graduates.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify the core features of museum professionalism (ethical codes, professional societies, interpersonal skills, teamwork, career development resources).
- Outline the broad history of museums, their core organizational features, and basic museum theory.
- Acquire knowledge of key areas in museum research and practice, specifically in: collections care and registration; museum management and fundraising; and exhibition design.
- Depending upon their emphasis, students will acquire knowledge of at least one of following key areas in museum research and practice: curatorship; cultural property law and protection; museum education.
- Depending upon their emphasis, students will acquire or have the option of acquiring knowledge in museum research and practice in the areas of audience development, digital asset management, global operations, or conservation.
- Develop individual scholarship, creative activity, and museum professionalism through activities such as a written thesis, an exhibit component, an area of the written examination, or professional activities.
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- History & Organization of Museums
- Fundraising in Museums
- Museum Internship
- Museum Conservation & Restoration
- Museum Collections Management & Registration
- Museum Curatorship & Collecting
- 12 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Museum Studies View 84 other Masters in Museum Studies in United States
- Have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following or related fields: anthropology, archaeology, art history, classics, design, education, history, biological or physical sciences, or public/art administration.
- Have at least a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in the last 60 semester units of upper-division courses completed.
- Be able to demonstrate understanding of the work and profession of museum studies
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current resume
- GRE scores
- English language proficiency (international students)
- Minimum 6 months in a museum or related setting
International8918 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.
National8918 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for San Francisco
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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