The Museum Studies program offers a choice of entry points. The graduate-level certificate program consists of four museum studies courses and a practicum, which you can pursue at your own pace and pay for by course.

The master's programs combine museum studies courses with additional graduate study:

Each MA program has its own requirements, but all programs include both required and elective museum studies courses. All are designed as two-year, full-time programs, but some departments may offer other options.

For more information on the graduate program requirements and deadlines, visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website.


Certificate in Museum Studies

The Museum Studies graduate-level certificate program consists of five museum studies courses. Two are required (Museums Today: Mission and Function, and the Practicum). The remaining three are electives. The program is designed for recent college graduates, career changers, those who already have advanced degrees, and those who currently work in museums.

MA in Art History and Museum Studies

The master's program in Art History and Museum Studies is designed to give students advanced qualification in art history and a broad introduction to museum work.

MA in Museum Education

The MA in Museum Education is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in art, history, science, and children's museums. It prepares graduates to find their places at the cutting-edge of the interesting and varied field of museum education. A part-time option is available.

MA in History and Museum Studies

The MA in History and Museum Studies combines theory and practice by bringing together scholars of the Tufts History Department and professional experts in Tufts Museum Studies program.

MFA and Museum Studies

MFA applicants may select to apply to the Master of Fine Arts program with an optional concentration in Museum Studies. The Museum Studies program's five courses (two required, three electives) will serve as a student’s non-studio, liberal arts and sciences requirements within the MFA program.


Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms and instructions.

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