Graduate Programs

Location, world-class faculty, individual attention – these are among the many reasons why Tufts offers a superior and financially competitive master's program (see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website for more information about tuition). Our MA students are our highest priority and enjoy close working relationships with faculty. Because Tufts only offers an MA, students receive more faculty attention than they would at universities that also offer a PhD. Not the least because of these conditions our graduates have a strong record of placement in jobs and top doctoral programs.

Why pursue a Master's in Art History?

While the prospect of two more years of school may be daunting, you should think of an MA as a worthwhile investment in a rewarding lifetime career. Jobs in the art world offer very high job satisfaction. Art itself is life-enhancing and the art world attracts creative and interesting people. Besides, a master's degree is becoming increasingly advantageous, if not essential, for art world professionals.


MA in Art History

The master's program in Art History provides a broad historical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills.

MA in Art History and Museum Studies

Designed for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields, the master's program in Art History and Museum Studies gives students advanced qualification in art history and a broad introduction to museum work


Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms and instructions.

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