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

The Master of Arts Program in Museum Studies is an independent, interdisciplinary professional program housed in the School of Art, a division in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. The Museum Studies Program 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 BA graduates.

The mission of the Museum Studies Program is to develop future museum professionals through highly structured coursework in a setting where museums’ educational efforts, collections, and interactions with community are of central concern, and in a 21st century landscape, where responsiveness to the significant changes taking place in the museum profession are integrated into curriculum, activities, and professional development.

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.


Online Webinar for Prospective Graduate Students

Attend an admissions webinar online! Hosted by the Division of Graduate Studies at SF State, learn about the University admission process to help prepare your application to the Museum Studies Program

Free Admissions Meetings Available, RSVP Required

Information on applying to SF State Museum Studies for the Fall 2016 cycle. Meet faculty, staff, students and alumni and find out about our new Global Museum facility and volunteer opportunities. Space is limited to prospective students only; we cannot accommodate guests who may be with you.

2015 Graduates

Congratulations Allyson Ferrari, 2015 Department Honoree

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