Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition: Summer 2014–Spring 2015

ProgramPer Credit TuitionAverage
Credits
1st Year
Average Cost
1st Year
Total CreditsAnticipated Total Program Cost
Fine Arts Programs
Master of Fine Arts Boston (1) $780 30 $23,400 60 $47,700
Graduate Post-Baccalaureate Program (2) $780 24 $18,720 24 $18,720
Low-residency MFA: MassArt at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (3) $780 25 average- first 2 years $19,500 60 $48,450
Summer MFA in Fine Art $780 25 average- first 2 years $19,500 60 $48,120
Design Programs
Master of Architecture
Track 1 (4)
$780 42 $32,760 102 $81,810
Master of Architecture
Track 2 (5)
$780 45 $35,100 60 $47,250
Dynamic Media Institute MFA
Full-time
$780 30 $23,400 60 $47,700
Dynamic Media Institute MFA
Part-time
$780 18 $14,040 60 $48,600
Art Education Programs (6)
Master of Arts in Teaching /
Art Education
$780 18 $14,040 36 $28,620
Teacher Preparation Program $572 15 $8,580 24 $13,728

Graduate students pay on a per-credit basis. The tuition fee per credit varies with the program, but does not vary based on residency status of the student.


1. MFA Photo students pay an annual $800 photo printing fee in addition to tuition.

2. Students in the Graduate Post-Baccalaureate program may enroll in 24-29 credits.

3. Low-residency MFA: MassArt at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown students enroll in 17 credits in the first year, 31 credits in the second year, and 12 credits in the third year.

4. Master of Architecture credits vary per year. Track I students generally enroll in 33-42 credits in the first year, 45 credits in the second, and 15 credits in the third (and final) year.

5. Master of Architecture Track II students enroll in 45 credits the first year, and 15 credits in the final year.

6. Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching/Art Education (MAT/AE) and Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) generally enroll in 6-9 credits per term. MAT/AE students generally complete the program in 4 semesters or 2 years. TPP students generally enroll for 3 semesters.

Graduate course costs
Course charges accrue on a per-credit basis and are for tuition alone. Graduate tuition rates increase approximately 3-5 percent per year. The anticipated program cost is an estimated figure based on the current and projected cost.

Health insurance
Every student enrolled in nine credits or more MUST either enroll in MassArt's health insurance plan or submit an insurance waiver. Students are charged in the fall for the full academic year. The MassArt insurance cost for 2013-2014 was $1,498. The cost of insurance may increase slightly for  2014-2015.

Off-campus living expenses
The Office of Student Financial Assistance estimates a moderate 9-month budget for Boston at $18,296 and $24,391 for 12 months.

Art Supplies and Books
Art Supplies and Books are estimated to cost $2,100 for students enrolled for two terms, and $3,150 for students enrolled over three terms.

Campus housing

MassArt's Artists' Residence offers a few co-ed apartments to graduate students. Graduate students who want campus housing should apply for housing in the Artists' Residence. For more information about housing and costs for the Artists' Residence, visit the department of Housing and Residence Life. Most graduate students live off-campus.