Graduate Programs in

MUSEUM AND CURATORIAL STUDIES

Join a cutting-edge community working at the forefront of museum leadership and begin curating the art world of tomorrow.

ELEVATE YOUR CAREER

Learn about how Tufts’ graduate programs in museum studies and anti-racist curatorial practice can help your career flourish—on your terms.

By submitting this form, you agree to receive communications from Tufts University and our degree programs. 
You can unsubscribe at any time. 

No GRE required

12

months to complete our five-course professional certificate

9:1

100,000+

19%

HOW WILL YOU LEAD MUSEUMS INTO A NEW ERA OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?

Learn from the greats

Your learning; your pace

Nurture your network

Led by professionals across a range of institutions, Tufts graduate programs open doors to rewarding museum careers across the country and around the world.

Your life is busy, so we’ve made our professional programs easy for you to work into your schedule—on your terms and timeline. The certificate in anti-racist curatorial practice is fully online. Programs are available full or part time, and some include evening classes. Certificates can be completed in less than a year.

Join our expansive network of alumni and faculty who are leaders in their fields and happy to help our students succeed however possible. You’ll also gain membership to the New England Museum Association (NEMA) and get discounts to local museums, workshops, and conferences. 

READY TO CURATE YOUR CAREER’S NEXT STAGE?

Museum Education 

Help museums find new roles in fostering community, addressing social issues, and providing forums for multiple views and voices. This interdisciplinary program is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in art, history, science, and children's museums.

Art History and Museum Studies 

Deepen your theoretical knowledge of art history while delving into the practical concerns that come along with working in a variety of museum settings, from displaying to managing to interpreting art objects.

History and Museum Studies 

Study in greater Boston, a hub for history museums, historical societies, and historic sites, while preparing to work as a curator, collections manager, educator, or administrator.

Learn More

Ready to Level-Up Your Career?

Expand your network. Delve deeper into trends and topics that interest you. Make your mark within a community of creative problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. Take the first step toward advancing your museum career and request more information about our graduate programs.

Focus your degree in:

  • Certificate in Museum Studies
  • MA in Museum Education
  • MA in Art History and Museum Studies
  • MA in History and Museum Studies
  • MFA and Museum Studies

© Tufts University 2022

Student to teacher ratio means more personalized attention

strong and growing, the Tufts alumni community will expand your network

growth rate among museum jobs from 2020-2030 is expected

No matter your interests, Tufts master’s programs offer multiple concentrations in art history, classics, education, or history. Along with internships and research opportunities designed to further your professional development, you’ll have the chance to apply your curiosities to practicums at any museum in the world.

Explore our master’s and certificate programs that are each tailored to emerging and established museum professionals with wide-ranging interests.

"I enrolled in the Tufts Museum Studies Certificate Program while I worked full time at Portland Museum of Art in Maine. By immersing myself and absorbing as much information as I could possibly manage, I became more and more passionate about museum registration and collections."

—  Emmeline Yen, Museum Studies Certificate, AG19

Pave your own path forward

Museum Studies

Explore the past, present, and future of museums around the world and build a valuable professional network that will help you prepare for lifelong work in a museum setting. This graduate-level certificate program is for anyone wanting to work within museums, whether recently graduated or seeking a career change.

Certificates →

Certificate in Anti-Racist Curatorial Studies

Stay on the cutting edge of museum practice by training to be an anti-discriminatory curator who actively dismantles imperial histories embedded within traditional museum frameworks.

Master of Arts →

OUR STUDENTS

Get Your Certificate in  
  • Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice
  • Museum Studies
Get Your Master's in  
  • Art History and Museum Studies
  • History and Museum Studies
  • Museum Education
Application deadlines:

May 1, 2023, for the Certificate in Museum Studies
August 1, 2023, for the Certificate in Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice
January 15, 2023, for the master’s programs

Entry Term:

Fall 2023

Dr. Morgan is the leading authority and expert in this emerging field. She is the author of original frameworks and methods for anti-racist curatorial practices and has joined Tufts specifically to develop this highly specialized program.

MEET PROGRAM DIRECTOR DR. KELLI MORGAN

For International Applicants

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required, if applicable 
  • If admitted, confirm enrollment by April 15 for fall admission 
  • The Tufts International Center issues visa document forms and offers support