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Certificate in Museum Studies

The Tufts museum studies certificate program is designed for recent college graduates, career changers, and those who currently work in museums. To complete the certificate, four courses and an internship are required.

Students build valuable professional networks with guest speakers, discounts to area museums, and membership in the New England Museum Association.

Certificate students choose concentrations in:

  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Education
  • History

The concentration guides your courses selection and determines your academic advisor. Students interested in careers in science or children's museums will receive advising from the program director (and should check "Other" on the application).

Learn more about the Museum Studies Program

M.A. Programs in Museum Studies

Tufts also offers these museum studies graduate degree options:

Other related programs: 

A list of current faculty members is available on the Museum Studies program site.

Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Application Requirements

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Essay
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
> Transcripts
> One Letter of Recommendation



Please see the Tuition and Aid page for more information about tuition.


Visit the Museum Studies Program site for a full list of courses and course descriptions.