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


Foreign Language Requirements

Candidates must demonstrate a reading proficiency in one foreign language. The language relevant to the student’s area of study will be determined through consultation with the student’s faculty advisor, subject to the approval of the Department of Graduate Studies. Proficiency in this foreign language must be demonstrated before the end of the first year of study. Language examinations are administered within the department and consist of one-hour translations (with dictionary). You may arrange a language examination with an individual faculty member (please see Director of Graduate Studies for details).

If you intend to pursue a Ph.D. in art history after completing the M.A., it is strongly recommended that you start studying a second appropriate foreign language before beginning a doctoral program.