Graduate Programs

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $90
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $48,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $48,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Design Innovation
Master of Education
Master of Fine Arts

Our Program

Intimate class sizes allow for mentorship with world-class faculty, and collaboration across disciplines is encouraged.

MassArt’s graduate students make up a diverse community of artists, designers, and educators, working together in state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Boston. Intimate class sizes allow for mentorship with world-class faculty, and collaboration across disciplines is encouraged. All programs share the common values of innovation, empathy, and social engagement. Technical advancement and practical exploration are grounded in an awareness of historical and global contexts; skills and theoretical frameworks are developed side by side. MassArt graduate students have opportunities to exhibit work both on and off campus, and to connect with internationally renowned visiting artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and scholars.

MArch: Master of Architecture

MAT / MA / MEd: Graduate Programs in Art Education 

MDES: Master of Design Innovation

MFA: Design (The Dynamic Media Institute)

MFA: 3D Fine Arts

MFA: Film/Video 

MFA: Fine Arts (Low Residency)

MFA: 2D Fine Arts

MFA: Photography 


Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good.


We pursue a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment

We cultivate rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking

We honor courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression

We believe in the power of art and design to transform our world


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $90


  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
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Additional Requirements

Learn more about MassArt's application requirements.

Application Deadline

January 2 - Priority Deadline

Applications completed by the Priority Deadline will be considered for need-based and named scholarships.

Applications received after the Priority Deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee and Program Coordinators. Applications after the Priority Deadline may still be considered for scholarships, depending on the availability of funds. Please contact the admissions office if you have any questions or concerns.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 140 Students


  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-alt Department of Justice, Equity & Transformation
  • checkbox-alt International Education Center
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Clubs & Associations

// ReStore // Artists of Color Union (ACU) // Queer Artists Collective (QAC) // American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) // Haystack // Iron Corps // Eventworks // MAC Board // Comics Club // Phenom Chapter // Garden Collective // Game Design Club // Black Artists' Union // MassArt Basketball // CACP // Dinner Table Project // Action for the Planet // Creative Writing Club // Anti-Racism Dialogues // MassArt Music Society // Wheel Party Roller Club // Alternative Spring Break // Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) // Multicultural Arts Association (MAA) // MassArt Philanthropy Program (MAPP) // National Art Education Association (NAEA) // The Well // Center of Vision: MassArt Student Magazine // Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) // Godine Family Gallery // Travel Programs // Patricia Doran Gallery // Colleges of the Fenway //

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $48,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $48,000

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Work-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Graduate and Teaching Assistantships Available
  • checkbox-alt Post-completion Residencies Available
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