What are the education backgrounds of students in the program?

Our students have very diverse backgrounds. Many have undergraduate degrees in anthropology, art history, biology, business, environmental science, history, English, journalism, psychology, sociology, photography, or design. Some have backgrounds in chemistry, law, and education.

What is the size and make-up of the program?

Class size is small and our students are very diverse. They range in age from just-out-of-college to their mid-50s and come from all over California, the United States, and the world.

Is professional or internship experience required to apply?

No, but it is highly favored. We strongly recommend that you work, volunteer, or complete one or more internships in a museum before pursuing graduate work in museum studies.

Is the GRE exam required?


Are there scholarships or teaching fellowships available?

Academic scholarships are available and awarded based on your academic record as well as other scholarly achievements. We do not have teaching fellowships, but USF has many on-campus positions available for graduate students that you will be eligible to apply for. Learn more about financing your education

What are your alumni currently doing?

We graduated our first museum studies graduate cohort in December 2014. We are proud that 90 percent are currently employed in museums or related organizations. For more information on what our students and alumni are up to, please visit our blog.