M.A. degree program in art history
HEGIS code 1003
NYS SED program code 02017

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Admission Requirements

Department Art
Fall Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Fall
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation (from art historians or other academics)

3. Personal statement (explaining your career goals and plan of study), and a writing sample.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


This program is not accepting applications as of Fall 2019.

Students choose as an area of concentration one of the subject areas or other specializations within art history.

Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer a distribution of advanced art history courses in different subject areas or specializations within art history acceptable to the Art Department.

The Art Department may require an interview.

Applicants must also submit a completed application to Brooklyn College Graduate Studies. General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

Degree requirements
Thirty credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete Art 7190G.

Students must also complete 27 additional credits in art history courses. Up to six of these credits may be taken outside the Art Department with permission of the deputy chairperson for graduate art history.

During the first two years, a minimum of one course each term is required unless waived by the deputy chairperson for graduate art history.

Within the first year, students must pass an introductory examination to determine their general knowledge of art history.

Students must submit a thesis of publishable quality acceptable to the Art Department. Information about requirements for the thesis is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of the Graduate Bulletin.

Students must pass a reading examination in French, German, Italian, or Spanish.

Courses in the Art Department offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved by the art history advisor.
Students are encouraged to audit courses in related fields in other departments.

To gain experience in college-level teaching, students may work with the instructor of an undergraduate course in their area of concentration; collaboration is encouraged in preparing lectures, making up exams, and reading papers.