MA in Art History Program

The MA in Art History is a stand-alone program providing an intensive two years of coursework during which students will gain an understanding of the centrality of art historical study in comprehending the contemporary world and the history of ideas that are embedded in the subject. In their first year students are exposed to both the most current thinking in the field and to art history’s disciplinary archive through the Department’s required Methodologies seminar. Through their coursework and research students are encouraged to explore and engage with the art historical discourse and supplement their understanding of art and its cultural context.  Students also augment their skills by completing a language requirement and by presenting their research to peers, faculty, and the public during Round Tables.

The MA degree culminates in a thesis designed to train students in scholarly research and analysis, providing the opportunity to contribute to a significant and relevant global discourse.

For information about applying to the MA in Art History, see the sidebar to the left and click ‘MA Admissions’ for requirements and ‘Contact Info’ for graduate advisors. The FAQ section contains information about admissions, programs and funding, and the ‘Funding and Awards’ tab includes a list of awards and scholarships available to graduate students. To view course information, select either the ‘MA Curriculum’ or ‘Past Graduate Seminar’ links. Thesis topics along with past and upcoming graduate student events can also be found in the sidebar. To return to the current page, follow the ‘MA Program Info’ link.

For complete details and requirements, please see the MA in Visual Art Program brochure: Download