Thacher Gallery exhibition installation
Museum Studies, MA

Financial Aid

Many students pay for graduate school through a mix of savings, program scholarships, external scholarships, part-time jobs, and loans. Read more about these various funding sources below.

Program Scholarships

We offer a limited number of merit-based scholarships to incoming students on a competitive basis. There is no separate application for these one-time scholarships; students are automatically considered for these scholarships when they submit their application for admission. Scholarships are limited in number, vary in amount, and cover only part of tuition costs. If a scholarship is awarded, the amount will be indicated in the admission letter.

External Scholarships

Read more about outside scholarships on the Financial Aid Webpage.

Part-Time Jobs

While our program does not offer teaching assistantship jobs, on-campus student employment opportunities are available. Learn more about how to apply for student jobs.


Our program has an internship requirement. Whether the internships are paid or unpaid is determined by the external companies or organizations that offer them.


If you think you may need additional funds to cover the full cost of your education, consider applying for a federal or private education loan. More information on loans may be found on the Financial Aid webpage.