Museum Studies Program {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

Image: Photos of Sutro Egyptian Collection holdings and program students

Welcome to Museum Studies at SF State

Our Master of Arts Program in Museum Studies 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. The Program has over 400 (and counting) alumni since its establishment in 1987, many of whom have found employment at all career levels throughout the U.S., from the Getty to the Smithsonian.


Announcing the Tenure-Track Hire of Dr. Victoria Lyall

San Francisco State University and the Museum Studies Program are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Victoria Lyall as Associate Professor of Museum Studies to fill the Digital Preservation in Museums position, beginning Fall 2014. Dr. Lyall is currently Associate Curator for Art of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Congratulations Karlie Drutz, 2014 Department Honoree

The Museum Studies Program is pleased to announce Karlie Drutz, MA Candidate, as the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Student Award, representing Museum Studies.

2014 Museum Studies Graduates

We graduated 25 students in 2014! Congratulations to our new alumni, and thank you to the Museum Studies Student Association for hosting the graduation event on May 21, 2014. Special Thanks to our donors who sponsored food and gifts for our event: Safeway, Fresh & Easy, La Boulange, Green Apple Book Store, Sightglass Coffee, and Stonehouse California Olive Oil!

2014 Application Status Available Online


Admit decisions for entry to Fall 2014 are available here.

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