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Museum Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences University of San Francisco

  • San Francisco, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 64%36%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • $20,340 | $20,340
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Museum Studies and Professional Practice

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into critical and vital sites for community engagement and public dialog. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master's Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.

Courses in the Master of Arts in Museum Studies (MUSE) focus on design and curatorial practice, education and new technologies, conservation and heritage preservation, as well as arts and cultural management, financial management, and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze the global issues--equality, diversity, social justice and human rights--that concern today's museums.

Full-time students complete the 32-unit MUSE program in three semesters plus one summer. In the summer, an internship is pursued at one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier cultural institutions or at a museum in a location of their choice, allowing students to explore internship opportunities worldwide. During the final fall semester students integrate their knowledge, experience and skills through a Project Management Capstone paper and presentation.

More information is available about the College of Arts and Sciences and applying online, as well as information for international graduate students.

USF Is Your University--The San Francisco Bay Area Is Your Campus

USF was founded in 1855 as the first university in San Francisco and is ranked in the top tier of national universities (U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges, 2011). USF is a private, Jesuit university with a distinguished history in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, finance, and business management. Of the 10,000 students at USF, 39% are graduate students. USF is composed of five graduate schools--Arts and Sciences, Management, Education, Law, and Nursing.

Museum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world's most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Close to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park--including the DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences--USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, Stanford and Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the Western U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically vital regions of the world.

San Francisco's diverse population draws people from around the world, while the Pacific Ocean climate of the city is moderate all year round. Outside the city, USF students experience California's many other attractions, such as the Napa Valley wine country, the Redwood forests, Pacific beaches, the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, and the Big Sur Coast.


Location & Contact

Museum Studies Program

College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
United States

Dr. Marcelo Camperi

Dean

Phone: 415-422-6373

Information Contact

Phone: 415-422-5135
Fax: 415-422-2217
Email: asgraduate@usfca.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Museum Studies Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$20,340
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,340
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%


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