M.A. in Art History

The following links provide an overview of some aspects of the M.A. Art History program. Please consult the other pages listed under the M.A. Art History Program for more details.

Fact Sheet

The M.A. Art History Fact Sheet (updated in April 2014; all previous versions are outdated) provides important information about the entire program. It also includes important information about the M.A. Introductory Art History Exam that new M.A. students must pass. As of the spring 2014 semester, students taking the M.A. Introductory Art History Exam will be tested on 250 objects that correspond with the new Advanced Placement (AP) Art History exam.

Prospective and current students should consult the fact sheet.

Certificate in Museum Education

Beginning in fall 2014, the department will offer a certificate in museum education.

The certificate in Museum Education is open to matriculated students in the M.A. Art History program and can be completed alongside the master's degree.

Students will learn various methods of teaching in museum environments, including the production of curricular materials. Tools used by museum educators, including new technologies, will be explored. Students will gain real-world experience and contacts to aid in future job placement.

The certificate requires an additional 12 credits, six of which will be completed in two internships in Museum Education, to be completed during the semester and/or during the summer. The other six credits will be taken in two intensive seminars (Museum Education I and II) to be completed in the January term between the fall and spring semesters.

You must take Museum Education I prior to beginning internships. Internships already taken for the M.A. do not count toward the museum certificate program.

Timeline and Steps for Completion of the M.A. in Art History

The M.A. Timeline Document contains a sample timeline (both a two- and a three-year schedule) for completing the M.A. degree, information about the M.A. thesis and a degree requirements checklist. M.A. students should read this document to get a sense of how long they might take to finish their degree as well as to see what is expected of them in terms of requirements. The checklist is a useful tool to help students stay on track.

While we try to keep this document updated, always consult with your adviser to ensure that the program has not changed its requirements listed on this document.

Graduate Art History Society

For more information on the M.A. Graduate Art History Society, please visit our Students and Alumni page.