2015-16 Requirements for the M.A. in Art History

 

Master's Thesis or Paper

The student may choose to write a master's thesis or paper.

Option A: Master's Thesis:
Master's Thesis: A master's thesis is written according to the thesis guidelines of the University and is ultimately deposited in the Graduate School Thesis Office. A student choosing this option will register for 6 credits of Art H 600, "Thesis Research," during a single semester or split over two semesters, typically during a student's second year of study. A successful thesis must be approved by at least the student's advisor, and a second reader, all of whom must be members of the graduate faculty/affiliate faculty of the Department of Art History. Please be aware of the Graduate School deadlines for completing a thesis for any particular semester.

Be sure to follow the University requirements for theses:  Graduate School Thesis Office 115 Kern Building.

Option B: Master's Paper
Master's Paper: A master's paper does not need to follow the thesis guidelines of the University and is ultimately deposited in the department. A student choosing this option will register for 6 credits of Art H 596, "Individual Studies," during a single semester or split over two semesters, typically during a student's second year of study. A successful paper must be approved by at least the student's advisor and a second reader, both of whom should be members of the graduate faculty/affiliate faculty of the Department of Art History. It is the advisor's responsibility to establish reasonable format expectations for the paper. A "Signatory Page for a Master's Paper" (PDF) should be picked up from Christine Cooper (240A Borland). When the paper has been approved, it will be deposited with the department head no later than one week before the end of classes for a given semester.

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