Museum Studies

Two museum studies students at Boston's Museum of Science.
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  • Tuition and Curriculum

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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).

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M.A. Programs in Museum Studies

Tufts also offers these museum studies graduate degree options:

Summary of Consumer Information for Students

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

The application deadline for fall enrollment is April 1.

A bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

One letter of recommendation is required for certificate programs.

GRE General Test scores are not required.

For more information, email certificates@tufts.edu.

Tuition

Certificate students pay a course rate for each required certificate course of $2,994 per course (2017-2018). Students in a certificate program may be eligible for Stafford Loan assistance. Contact the Student Financial Services Office at (617) 627-2000 for more information.

Curriculum

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