Art History (M.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. The applicant must have an undergraduate or equivalent degree in art history, a minimum ‘B’ average in undergraduate art history, and three semester of college-level work in one approved foreign language, appropriate to scholarly study in this field, with a ‘B’ (3.0) average or better.

This master’s degree is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Thirty-two credits in course work, including at least six credits on the 7000-level and eight credits in thesis.

Plan B: Thirty-three credits in course work, including at least six credits on the 7000-level and three credits in essay.

Students may concentrate in one of the following specialties of art history, but must take at least one course in four out of the five core areas: African, Classical, Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, and Modern.

Students must pass a comprehensive examination after fifteen graduate credits towards the master’s degree have been earned and before the essay or thesis topic can be approved by the advisor. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts governing graduate scholarship and degrees; see the sections beginning under Academic Regulations and Academic Regulations for the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, respectively.

Candidacy: All graduate students begin their work as Master’s Applicants. After twelve credits have been completed, a Plan of Work must be signed by the faculty advisor and submitted to the Department Graduate Officer. If the student has maintained a 3.0 grade point average and the Plan is accepted, his/her status is changed to Master’s Candidate.