Requirements for the M.A. in Art History


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The Master of Arts in art history provides the student with a broad command of the history of art and the methodological tools particular to art history as a discipline. It also allows the student to develop an area of specialization that will prepare her or him for future doctoral study or curatorial work. It is in the spirit of this twofold mission, the development of general art historical knowledge coupled with a more focused course of study, that the student is asked to satisfy the following departmental requirements.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 junior/senior grade-point average from an accredited college or university and at least 21 credits of art history. In exceptional cases, students with fewer credits may be admitted on a provisional basis, but will be required to make up the deficiency while engaged in graduate work. Applicants must submit an official application, application fee, transcripts, GRE scores, the foreign language personal assessment form, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a writing sample (please see the how to apply page).