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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition

ESTIMATED Graduate Tuition AND FEES: Summer 2023 - Spring 2024

The per credit tuition and fees for graduate programs is $850; 50% tuition, 50% fees.

Fine Arts Programs
AvG. Cost 1st Year*
Anticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*

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

$850 30 $25,500 60 $51,000
MFA: Design - Dynamic Media Institute (2-year)  $850 30 $25,500 60 $51,000
MFA: Design - Dynamic Media Institute (3-year)  $850 18 $15,300 60 $51,000
MFA: Fine Arts Low-Residency $850 29 $24,650 60 $51,000
Postbaccalaureate Programs
Per Credit Tuition & Fees
AvG. Credits 1st Year
AvG. Cost 1st Year*
Total Credits
Anticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*
Photography, Design - Dynamic Media Institute $850 24 $20,400 24 $20,400
Design Programs
Per Credit Tuition & Fees
AvG. Credits 1st Year
AvG. Cost 1st Year*
Total Credits
Anticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*
Master of Architecture Track 1 $850 42 $35,700 102 $86,700
Master of Architecture Track 2 $850 45 $38,250 60 $51,000
Master of Design Innovation $850 31 $26,350 60 $51,000
Art Education Programs
Per Credit Tuition & Fees
AvG. Credits 1st Year
AvG. Cost 1st Year*
Total Credits
Anticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*
BFA/MA $850 30 $25,500 30 $25,500
BFA/MAT $850 30 $25,500 30 $25,500
Master of Education $850 21 $17,850 30 $25,500
Master of Arts in Teaching/Art Education $850 18 $15,300 36 $30,600
Teacher Preparation Program $608 12 $7,296 24 $14,592

Graduate tuition and fees

Graduate course charges accrue on a per-credit basis. The tuition and fees per credit vary with program academic level, but do not vary based on the student's residency status. The anticipated total program tuition and fees is an estimate based on the per-credit 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 ($1,200 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 2022-2023 is $3,663.

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 the Boston area at $21,660 and $30,324 for 12 months.

Campus Housing

Graduate Summer Housing 2022. 2023 rates have not yet been finalized.

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)

Fall and spring term on-campus housing is managed by MassArt's Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Most graduate students live off-campus during the fall and spring terms, but we are happy to accommodate you based on space availability. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for Graduate Students.

Graduate students can apply for a shared apartment within MassArt's Artists' Residence.  To be considered for on-campus housing, students must submit the Housing Deposit and Housing Application by the deadline. The estimated cost is $19,500 per year, or $9,750 per semester.

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for Graduate Students. Graduate students receiving on-campus housing in their first academic year are not guaranteed housing for a second year.

Graduate PROGRAMS Cost of Attendance

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