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Art: Master of Arts (MA) in Art History
The Master of Arts program in Art History is designed to prepare students to meet the specialized requirements of work in museums, galleries, auction houses, publishing, and teaching. This program deepens students’ insights into the history of art as a whole and provides them with opportunities to develop research skills in specific areas under the direction of scholars in those fields. Students who complete the program are qualified to enter PhD programs.

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​
1. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four courses (normally 12 credits) in art history beyond the introductory level.
2. Applicants must have completed at least two documented semesters of college-level study of a foreign language or the equivalent. Equivalencies will be determined by the graduate committee.
3. Applicants must describe their proficiency in reading foreign languages within the 500-word essay. The GRE score is not required for admission, but if desired by the applicant, the score may be submitted and will be considered as part of the admissions credentials.
4. The applicant must be approved by the department’s Committee on Graduate Study in Art History, which has the authority to recommend acceptance or rejection to the Office of Graduate Admissions. In making its selection, the committee will consider such factors as breadth and depth of preparation, level of achievement, and the suitability of the applicant’s interests to the curriculum.

Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​


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Fall Priority Deadline April 1
Spring Priority DeadlineNovember 1

Letters of Reference 3
Essay  500 Words
IELTS  6.5
PTE  61

Accepts Non-MatricYes

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