Thirty credits, not including dissertation research, are required for the Ph.D. At least 24 of these credits must be in art history and 3 to 6 credits must be in a related area outside art history. At least 9 of the art history credits must be at the 500-level (Art H 596 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement). The student is advised to use the 3 to 6 credits of study outside the department to foster a relationship with a potential outside reader for the dissertation. Extra coursework may be recommended, based upon the results of the student’s candidacy examination. Moreover, the candidate may be required by his/her doctoral committee to take additional specialized courses pertaining to the major area of study.