San Francisco State University Reviews of Master's in History

  • 5 Reviews
  • San Francisco (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,198
100% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in History

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Michelle Sohnlein
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2015
  • Degree: History
"The Museum Studies department from the beginning showed a sense of community and strength. Prior to being accepted the department had a meeting so potential students could ask questions about the application process, student life, work load or any other questions we had. The faculty was welcoming answered all of our questions in great detail; I knew I was going to like the school, and more importantly the department. Once I was accepted, I starting receiving e-mails from teachers forwarding information about jobs and internships; it put my mind at ease knowing that there were jobs out there and that professors would help facilitate the transition from graduate life to working. The cons do not have to do with the program itself if not the school. Paying for tuition is difficult; especially if you are paying for school by yourself. I work a full time job and have to find time to study. Moreover, the fact that the Museum Studies program is limited to San Francisco State makes it difficult to live because it is expensive, but there are several transportation options I can choose from. Overall, the Museum Studies Program is wonderful! It has competent professors who care about their student's futures. Furthermore, the environment is welcoming and offers events for students to network and socialize. When you have such a positive learning environment the cons seem to dissipate."
SFSU history grad
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: History
"Overall it's good school and program. I wish there was more guidance and mentorship at the graduate program though. Not sure there was personal attention to each student."
Jenna Rentz
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2014
  • Degree: History
"San Francisco State offers quality education by experienced professors. The cost is not prohibitive. The social life of the graduate program is not very robust, but that seems to be because it is a commuter school. Overall, it is an excellent graduate program."
Sheri Kennedy
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2014
  • Degree: History
"The educators in my department are outstanding academics and lecturers, but Graduate School hasn't been as intense as I thought it would be and I still don't feel ready for a PhD program. Maybe everything will click into place next year. SFSU has budget issues, and the years of cut backs are really starting to take a toll on the quality vs. price ratio."
Sheri Kennedy
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2013
  • Degree: History
"The San Francisco State History program is filled with brilliant educators who do not have the funding to build the robust program their talents deserve."