MA in Museum Studies

In an era of increased globalization, digitization, and collaboration, museums have evolved into important sites for community engagement and public dialogue.

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.

Our sixteen-month curriculum is flexible, providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience to assume a variety of roles within cultural, artistic and heritage organizations.

The San Francisco Advantage

USF’s campus — situated in the center of the city - is within walking distance to the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, a short bus ride to SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum, or an easy drive to world-class institutions in Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose.

We are very proud of our long association with the University of San Francisco. The Museum Studies internship program has had a major impact in the success of our educational programming and outreach at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Renée Baldocchi, Director of Public Programs, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco