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Museum Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , CA,
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.

About

USF’s MA in Museum Studies program 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Museum Studies: History & Theory
  • Cultural & Financial Management
  • Museums & Social Justice
  • Collections Management & Preservation
  • Graduate Internship
  • Museum Project Management Capstone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (Academic Records)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE and GMAT Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 16 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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