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Museum Studies

University of San Francisco

16 months
1510 USD/credit 36240 USD/year
1510 USD/credit 36240 USD/year
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The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in Museum Studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage organizations that operate in a constantly changing social dynamic.

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Our sixteen-month curriculum is flexible, providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience to assume a variety of roles within cultural, artistic, and heritage organizations.

Career Prospects

Students of the Museum Studies program from University of San Francisco will:

  • Articulate a critical understanding of the histories, challenges and methodologies related to museums as complex public service organizations
  • Analyze institutional practices in light of USF’s mission of social justice
  • Apply skills and knowledge essential for successful professional patterns of behavior and practice in all types of museums and like organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Museum Management
  • Museums and Social Justice
  • Cult Heritage and Soc Just
  • Collections Mgmt/Preservation
  • Graduate Internship
  • Museum Studies Capstone
  • Curatorial Studies Practicum
  • Exhibition Design Practicum

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  • Full-time
    • 16 months

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General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any field is required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. Students have diverse degrees in anthropology, art history, biology, business, environmental science, history, English, journalism, psychology, sociology, photography or design. Some also have backgrounds in chemistry, law or education. Work, volunteer experience or internships in a museum before graduate studies is strongly recommended.
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  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

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    36240 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    36240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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