Graduate Admissions and Aid


To be admitted for our MA program (both Art History and Art History/Museum Studies) applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. An undergraduate major in Art History is the best preparation for this program, but not mandatory.

Applicants who have undergraduate degrees in other fields but have minored in Art History or have taken three or four undergraduate art history courses are also encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the Graduate Admissions website for application deadlines.

Required for application:

  • Application fee (waived for open house attendees)
  • Resume/CV
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts¬†
  • A recent writing sample of your best piece of writing
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language

For more information, please review the History of Art and Architecture graduate handbook.

Financial Aid

For tuition and fees for this program, please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Depending on your circumstance, Tufts may be significantly less expensive than competing MA programs. Scholarship and aid opportunities are listed on the Admissions site. 

Learn more about the application process by visiting Graduate Admissions. For further questions please contact the Director of our graduate program, Assistant Professor Alice Sullivan