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Art History and Museum Studies

Tufts University

24 months
27098 USD/year
27098 USD/year
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The two-year Art History and Museum Studies program of Tufts University integrates the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings.


About the Program

Designed for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields, the Art History and Museum Studies program of Tufts University, offered by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, 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. With the consultation of a faculty advisor, you'll also complete independent research and either a thesis or two qualifying papers. Our small program size ensures that you'll receive dedicated attention from our expert faculty and get to know your cohort.

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, as well as other area museums to bring learning outside of classrooms.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art of Asia
  • Architecture
  • Medieval Architecture
  • Medieval Art in the Mediterranean: Pagans, Jews, Christians, Muslims
  • Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
  • The Latino Presence in Art & Visual Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores are not required
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Writing sample: a recent writing sample of your best piece of writing
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54196 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    27098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54196 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Medford

1458 - 3019 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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