MA Curriculum

Master’s Program Synopsis (Art History)

Full-time residency requirement: 2 years (30 credits)

Average number of years for residency: 2

Foreign language requirement: 1 foreign language*

MA Paper/Thesis required:  Yes (6 credits)

Minimum number of courses:  8 (24 credits)

Number of courses required outside of the major area/hemisphere: no requirement but 6 credits out of 30 allowed outside the Department

Minimum number of art history seminars: 6 (18 credits)

Minor area of concentrations required: No

Qualifying exams required: No

Additional requirements: Round Table presentation

*Courses taken to fulfill the language requirement are not counted toward the required credits for the MA degree.


Graduate Courses

Seminar areas:*

  • ARTH 531 (3/6)   Early Medieval Art
  • ARTH 533 (3/6)   Medieval Art
  • ARTH 535 (3/6)   Art of the Renaissance
  • ARTH 537 (3/6)   17th and 18th-Century Art
  • ARTH 539 (3/6)   19th-Century Art
  • ARTH 540 (3/6)   20th-Century Art
  • ARTH 543 (3/6)   Canadian Art
  • ARTH 548 (3/6)   North American Architecture
  • ARTH 551 (3/6)   Chinese Art
  • ARTH 553 (3/6)   Japanese Art
  • ARTH 555 (3/6)   South & Southeast Asian Art
  • ARTH 561 (3/6)   Indigenous Arts of the  Americas
  • ARTH 571 (6)      Methodology of Art History
  • CCST 500 (3)      Historical Frameworks in Critical & Curatorial Studies
  • CCST 501 (3)      Contemporary Contextual Issues for Critical and Curatorial Practice
  • CCST 502 (3)      Case Studies in Exhibitions and Institutions

* Not all courses are offered every year.

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For complete details and requirements, please see the MA in Art History Program brochure: DOWNLOAD