Master's Degree Options

Pursuing a Graduate Degree
For students who want to pursue a graduate degree, with a concentration in museum studies, Tufts offers a variety of degree options. The Department of Art and Art History offers a Master of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies, and the Department of History offers a Master of Arts in History and Museum Studies. Both of these programs combine coursework in a specific subject area with pre-professional training for the museum field. In addition, the Department of Education offers a Master of Arts degree in Museum Education and the Department of Classics offers a Master of Arts degree in Classics and a Masters of Arts degree in Classical Archaeology.

If you are considering applying to one of these three master's degree programs, contact Graduate Studies for more information at (617) 627-3395.

Museum School Students
Current students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, have the option of combining the Museum Studies certificate with a Master of Fine Arts. MFA graduate students who have completed their first year of study should contact the Museum Studies Program Administrator for more information. (617) 627-2320

Applying to a Graduate Program
For current Museum Studies students who wish to apply to a graduate program at Tufts, we try to make that transition as smooth as possible. Once accepted into a degree program, a Museum Studies certificate student is permitted, at no additional charge, to transfer up to four applicable certificate courses.

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