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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition: Summer 2020 - Spring 2021


Per Credit Tuition and Fees 

(50% tuition / 50% fees)

Average Credits 1st Year Average Cost 1st Year* Total Credits Anticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*
Fine Arts Programs

MFA: 2D/3D, Film/Video, Photography

$800 30 $24,000 60 $48,000
MFA: Design - Dynamic Media Institute (2-year)  $800 30 $24,000 60 $48,000
MFA: Design - Dynamic Media Institute (3-year)  $800 18 $14,400 60 $48,000
MFA: Fine Arts Low-Residency $800 29 $23,200 60 $48,000
Postbaccalaureate Programs: Photography, Design - Dynamic Media Institute $800 24 $19,200 24 $19,200
Design Programs
Master of Architecture Track 1 $800 42 $33,600 102 $81,600
Master of Architecture Track 2 $800 45 $36,000 60 $48,000
Master of Design Innovation $800 31 $24,800 60 $48,000
Art Education Programs
BFA/MA $800 30 $24,000 30 $24,000
BFA/MAT $800 30 $24,000 30 $24,000
Master of Education $800 21 $16,800 30 $24,000
Master of Arts in Teaching/Art Education $800 18 $14,400 36 $28,800
Teacher Preparation Program $572 12 $6,864 24 $13,728

    Graduate tuition and fees fy 2020

    Graduate course charges accrue on a per-credit basis. The tuition and fees per credit vary with program academic level with a difference between Master’s degrees and the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP), but do not vary based on the student's residency status. The anticipated total program tuition and fees is an estimate based FY 2020 per-credit tuition and fees rates applied to total program credits. 

    MassArt’s fiscal year runs from the start of the summer term through the end of the spring term.

    *Additional fees charged for specific programs, courses and for late Thesis completion are not included in the listed per-credit fee and anticipated total program tuition and fees.

    Tuition Waivers
    Please note that Continuing Education, Certificate, and Graduate courses and programs are not state supported. If you believe you are eligible for a tuition waiver, please submit documentation of the applicable tuition waiver such as a completed and signed tuition waiver form to the PCE or Graduate Program office for review. 


    additional fees

    • Photography Student Ink Fee - $600 charged in the fall and spring terms to students who are enrolled in the MFA Photography and Post-Baccalaureate Photography programs ($1200 in an academic year)
    • Art Education Student Teaching Supervision Fee - $750 charged to students each term they are enrolled in a Student Teaching Practicum course. This applies to the art education programs that require this course: BFA/MA, BFA/MAT, MAT, and TPP
    • M.Arch Thesis Continuation Fee - $500 charged to M.Arch students working to complete the Thesis in a term after enrollment in the final thesis course

    Health Insurance

    Every student enrolled in nine credits or more MUST either enroll in MassArt's health insurance plan or submit an insurance waiver. When starting a program in the summer term, students are charged for each month they are enrolled in summer classes. Students are charged in the fall for the full academic year. The MassArt insurance cost for academic year 2020-2021 is $3,400.

    Art Supplies and Books

    Art Supplies and Books are estimated to cost $2,000 for students enrolled for two terms, and $3,000 for students enrolled over three terms.

    Off-campus Living Expenses

    The Office of Student Financial Assistance estimates a moderate 9-month budget for Boston at $19,500 and $27,300 for 12 months.

    Campus Housing

    Graduate Summer Housing

    Graduate Summer Housing is currently $400 per week.

    • MFA Low-Residency Summer Housing (7 weeks):  $2,800 
    • Master of Architecture Summer Housing (10-11 weeks):  $4,000-$4,400
    • Master of Education (8 weeks): $3,200
    • Master of Arts (BFA/MA 4+1) (9 weeks): $3,600
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (BFA/MAT 4+1) (9 weeks): $3,600

    Summer term on-campus housing and the cost and payment for it are managed by the Graduate Programs Office,

    Academic Year Housing (Fall & Spring terms)

    MassArt's Artists' Residence offers a few shared apartments to graduate students. The estimated cost is $14,950 per year, or $7,475 per semester.

    Fall and spring term on-campus housing is managed by MassArt's Office of Housing and Residence Life. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for Graduate Students. To be considered for on-campus housing, students must submit the Housing Deposit and Housing Application by the deadline. Graduate students receiving on-campus housing in their first academic year are also not guaranteed a second year. Most graduate students live off-campus during the fall and spring terms, but we are happy to accommodate you based on space availability.