Museum Studies

University of San Francisco

16 months
1480 USD/credit
1480 USD/credit
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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.


Museum Studies program at University of San Francisco  focuses on social justice and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; arts and cultural management; and financial and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge from a variety of disciplines in order to analyze global issues that affect museums – from equality and diversity to access and human rights.

Graduates with Museum Studies from University of San Francisco will be able to:

  • 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 Studies: History & Theory
  • Cultural & Financial Management
  • Museums & Social Justice
  • Cult Heritage and Soc Just
  • Collections Management & Preservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are encouraged and considered for admission after the priority date of February 1, 2020.




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any field is required. 
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1480 USD per credit and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    1480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1480 USD per credit and a duration of 16 months.


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