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Museum Studies

San Francisco State University

12 months
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8918 USD/year
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About

The Museum Studies MA program offered at San Francisco State University is designed to provide professional training in major areas of museum work.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History & Organization of Museums
  • Fundraising in Museums
  • Museum Internship
  • Museum Conservation & Restoration
  • Museum Collections Management & Registration
  • Museum Curatorship & Collecting

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Work experience

  • Minimum 6 months in a museum or related setting

Tuition Fee

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    8918 USD/year
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  • National

    8918 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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