Designed for those preparing to enter art collection-related fields, the MA in Art History and Museum Studies provides advanced qualifications in art history and a broad introduction to museum work.
As a student in the program, you'll take courses in art history and museum studies simultaneously. Our small program size ensures that you'll receive dedicated attention from our expert faculty and get to know your cohort.
Our two-year master's program in Art History and Museum Studies integrates the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. With the consultation of a faculty advisor, you'll complete independent research and either a thesis or two qualifying papers.
After completing the degree, you will be well prepared for careers in museums, art galleries, art publishing, museum education, teaching, art libraries, visual resource collection, or auction houses. Some of our students go on to pursue a PhD degree and teach at the university level.
Reading knowledge of a foreign language.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS Programs. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.
The metropolitan Boston area, and Tufts in particular, is also an ideal location to explore art history and museum studies. Instructors take advantage of Tufts' affiliation with Boston's renowned Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as other area museums to bring learning outside of classrooms.
*Sources: GSAS-SOE Graduate Exit Survey 2020 - 2021 and Academic Analytics (Alumni Insights)