MA in Art History

The master's program in art history provides a broad historical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students address these issues through course work, seminars, independent research, and teaching experience. Students complete their degree either by writing a thesis or by submitting two qualifying papers; either option involves an independent research topic designed by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Program Requirements and Policies

  • Reading knowledge of one non-English language is required for entry into this program.
  • Students must complete eight semester-long courses in art history at the advanced (100 and above) level including FAH101: Historiography and Methodology, and at least three seminars.
  • A graduate level language course in a second foreign language maybe taken lieu of a lecture course with the permission of the graduate director.
  • Students must write a master's┬áthesis or two Qualifying Papers.
  • Students must also take a comprehensive exam.

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