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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition: Summer 2019 - Spring 2020

ProgramPer Credit TuitionPer Credit FeeAverage Credits 1st YearAverage Cost 1st Year*Total CreditsAnticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*
Fine Arts Programs
Graduate Post-Baccalaureate Program$39039024$18,72024$18,720
MFA: Fine Arts Low-Residency in Boston$39039025$19,50060$47,880
Design Programs
Master of Architecture Track 1$39039042$32,760102$79,560
Master of Architecture Track 2$39039045$35,10060$46,800
MDes Master of Design Innovation$39039031$24,18060$46,800
MFA: Design (Dynamic Media Institute) 2-year Track$39039030$23,40060$46,800
MFA: Design (Dynamic Media Institute) 3-year Track$39039018$14,04060$46,800
Art Education Programs
Master of Education$39039021$16,38030$23,400
Master of Arts in Teaching/Art Education$39039018$14,04036$28,080
Teacher Preparation Program$28628612$6,86424$13,728

Graduation tuition and fees fy2020

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 TPP Program, 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. Fiscal year tuition rates are the same in FY-2020 as they were in FY-2019.

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.

program credits

  • MFA (fine arts majors): 30 credits per year
  • Graduate Post-Baccalaureate Program Design, Photography: 24-29 credits in 1 year
  • MFA: Fine Arts Low-Residency: 25 credits year 1, 26 credits year 2, 9 credits year 3
  • M.Arch Track 1: 42 credits year 1, 45 credits year 2, 15 credits year 3
  • M.Arch Track 2: 45 credits year 1, 15 credits year 2
  • MDes: 30 credits per year
  • MFA: Design (Dynamic Media Institute): 2-year track, 30 credits per year; 3-year track, 18 credits per year, with an additional 6 elective credits over the course of the program
  • BFA/MA and BFA/MAT: 30 credits in 1 year
  • MAT: 18 credits per year
  • MEd: 21 credits year 1, 9 credits year 2
  • TPP: 12 credits per year

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 2019-2020 is $3,444.

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.

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.

Campus Housing

Graduate Summer Housing

For the 2019 MFA Low-Residency summer term (6.5-7 weeks), a single room is $2,680, a shared room is $2,300.

Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at if you have questions. 

Campus Housing

MassArt's Artists' Residence offers a few shared apartments to graduate students.

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

Fall and spring term on-campus housing is managed by MassArt's Office of Housing and Residence Life. Please note that graduate students receiving on-campus housing in their first academic year are not guaranteed a second year. Most graduate students live off-campus during the fall and spring terms.