Welcome to the Museum Studies Program
The Museum Studies program is divided into five different components: a certificate program and four master’s programs in Museum Education, Art History and Museum Studies, History and Museum Studies, and the Master of Fine Arts and Museum Studies with SMFA at Tufts. At Tufts, you’ll study with museum professionals whose experiences enriche courses and help students gain specific hands-on skills. We operate on the cutting edge of museum practice, combining deep experience with a wider knowledge of issues and trends in the field.
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.
Tufts offers four Master’s programs in conjunction with Museum Studies: Museum Education, Art History and Museum Studies, History and Museum Studies, and the Master of Fine Arts and Museum Studies with SMFA at Tufts. Each MA program has its own requirements, but all programs include five museum studies courses, both required (Museums Today: Mission and Function, and the Practicum) and elective museum studies courses. All are designed as two-year, full-time programs, but some departments may offer other options.
Why Museum Studies at Tufts?
Hear students and faculty talk about their experiences in the Museum Studies program and why they chose Tufts.