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About the Program


The museum studies program at Tufts is offered as an independent certificate as well as a part of three graduate degree options. All students take Museums Today: Mission and Function, complete an internship, and choose three additional electives. Tufts offers these museum studies graduate degree options:

Each Master of Arts program has its own requirements, but each includes both required and elective museum studies courses. All are designed as two-year, full time programs, but some departments may offer other options. For more information on the graduate program requirements and deadlines, visit the Graduate Studies website.

Museum School Students

Current students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, have the option of combining the Museum Studies Certificate with a Master of Fine Arts. Entering MFA graduate students and those who have completed their first year of study should contact the Museum Studies Program Administrator for more information at 617.627.2320.


  1. Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director

    Dear Tufts Museum Studies Program,

    I have a paid internship opportunity in Boston this Fall to work with our global non-profit, the Institute for Human Centered Design, on a final stage of a new web resource on accessibility and universal design for the NEA, NEH and IMLS that will live on the NEA website. The key responsibility is the gathering and updating of 100 examples of What Works within cultural institutions worldwide – mostly museums – in order to provide a comprehensive opportunity to understand current best practice and, ideally, to exceed it. I have failed to find a place to upload an internship posting on the website so am taking advantage of this digital door to contact the program. Thank you!

  2. Christina Errico

    Hi Valerie,

    Would you be able to send a job description for me to post? The blog email is tufts.museum.blog@gmail.com. If you could send that along then I would be able to make a posting for you.


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