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Art History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #139 (WUR) Medford, MA, United States
The master's program in art history is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars, independent research, and teaching experience.

Overview

Students complete their degree either by writing a thesis or by submitting two qualifying papers; either option involves an independent research topic designed by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. M.A. students from our program are successful in applying to and completing Ph.D. programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Art of Asia
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Medieval Architecture
  • Medieval Art in the Mediterranean: Pagans, Jews, Christians, Muslims
  • Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
  • The Latino Presence in Art & Visual Culture
  • Theories and Methods in Art History
  • Historiography & Methodology
  • Museums and Cultural Property: Debating Art, Ownership and Value

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • High School Transcript(s)
  • Senior Grades: All applicants will be required to send their senior grades as part of their application.
  • For applicants to the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering or the Combined Degree Programs with the SMFA at Tufts or the NEC: SAT with two subject tests or ACT
  • $75 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • A written request from your college counselor or school official who can attest that the fee would represent a financial hardship.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Medford

  • 1458 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Undegraduate Students:

Depending on your eligibility, you may borrow a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan in amounts up to $3500 in the first year, $4500 in the second year, and $5500 in each of the third and fourth years.

Tufts Loans are need-based, institutional undergraduate loans which range from $500 to $2,000.

Subsidized Perkins Loans loans cannot exceed $4,000 per year for undergraduate study, and $20,000 for all years of undergraduate study.

  • Graduate Students:

This federal loan is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking or certificate program. Unsubsidized means that all interest charges for this loan are your responsibility.

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