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Graduate Studies Program


The purpose of the Master of Arts Program is to provide a course of study for advanced students that will allow them to develop a high degree of professional competence and a broad foundation for further work in the discipline.

Founded in 1969, the M.A. Program is the only graduate degree program in the field at a public university in New England.  Enrollment in the two-year Program does not exceed 20 students.  With nine full-time faculty members, the Program supports an advantageous student/faculty ratio.  We prepare students for doctoral study and provide professional training for many careers, including museum and historical society work, government programs in the arts, the art market, journalism, and teaching at all levels.

Learn more about applying to the Graduate Studies Program.

Learn more about Graduate Program requirements

Download the Graduate Studies Handbook (PDF).

Image Exam List: Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Download Fall 2017 Graduate Course Offerings (PDF).

Download our Spring 2018 Graduate Course Offerings (PDF)

Download the list of internships our graduate students held in the summer of 2016. 

Click here to see the many career path available to graduate students after graduation. 

Click here to view a list of nearby museums and institutions.