Requirements for the Ph.D. in Art History


Course Requirements 

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. Please see the graduate requirement bulletin