History and Museum Studies
The master’s program in history and museum combines studies in the history of a particular area or areas with professional training for a career in the museum field.
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M.A. in History and Museum Studies
The Museum Studies Program combines theory and practice by bringing together scholars of the Tufts Department of History and professional experts in Museum Studies. By emphasizing both historical scholarship and practical application, the program prepares students for public history as well as museum work. Students also benefit from Tufts’ location in the greater Boston area, one of America’s most important hubs for museums and historical societies.
Students take courses in history and museum studies simultaneously. Graduates of this program typically pursue careers as curators, collections managers, educators or administrators in historic houses, sites and museums.
The application deadline for fall enrollment is January 15.
GRE, transcript, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and writing sample required. GRE score are not required for current Tufts undergraduates applying for an M.A.
For more information, visit the Department of History.
For questions about the program, including scholarships and assistantships, contact Professor Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, History Liaison for Museum Studies, or Professor Steven Marrone, Co-Director of History Graduate Studies.
Ballou Hall, third floor
Medford, MA 02155