63 units beyond the MA degree are required to complete theDoctor of Philosophy in Art History and Education degree, including 18 units of dissertation research and 45 units of coursework. Candidates are expected to complete a master's degree before entering the PhD program.
The Art History and Education PhD provides an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed, methodologically diverse two track PhD program: with one track in Art History and one in Art and Visual Culture Education. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to research, theory, and practice within their respective fields in university, museum, community, and other arts leadership positions.
The PhD track in Art and Visual Culture Education (AVCE) prepares artist/teacher/researchers who contribute to the research, creative scholarship, knowledge, theory, and practice of art and visual culture education in university, school, museum, community, or other arts leadership positions. The program is focused on contemporary intersections of art, visual culture, and education in all settings.
The PhD track in Art History produces excellent scholars of art history who will be uniquely competitive in the professional world of university teaching, museum and related careers.
Please see our website: http://art.arizona.edu/
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants should have a recognized Master’s degree in Art History or a graduate degree in another discipline approved by the Art History faculty. Applicants with an M.A. outside Art History may be admitted to the program, but they will be required to take one of the methodologies courses (511a or 511b) and three graduate level courses in Art History (a total of 12 units) that will not count as coursework for the Ph.D. degree.
Applicants currently enrolled in an M.A. program should include in their statement of purpose their M.A. thesis proposal and a statement that they expect to have completed the Master’s degree by August of the academic year in which they would begin the Ph.D. program. The letter of recommendation from the M.A. advisor should also make reference to the expected date of completion of the M.A.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants must also hold a recognized Master’s degree in Art Education, Studio Art, Art History, or Education. If your degree is in another area, please contact an Art and Visual Culture Education faculty member to discuss your application.
Current University of Arizona AVCE M.A. students are expected to meet the same admission criteria and requirements, and should be aware that admission to the doctoral program is highly competitive.
Through the Graduate Admissions Application you will have the ability to upload various requirements for consideration by the admission committee. All students interested in the Art History & Education PhD must apply to either the Art and Visual Culture Education or Art History track application. For this application you will be asked to submit the following:
GRE scores are not required.
International Students Only:
Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7
The School of Art offers fee waivers, scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships for graduate students in good standing. These awards are competitive and assigned during both fall and spring semesters.
Please refer to the department website for more information: http://art.arizona.edu/
2301,2399,2799,2399, 2499, 2401, 3101, 3003, 3502, 3601, 3602, 3903, 3906, 3999, 5199, 5107, 5101
Minumum credits: 63
Art History Track: Ph.D. students are required to demonstrate reading fluency in a second foreign language beyond that required at the Master's level.
Art Education Track: No language requirement.
A minimum 9 unit minor is required in a field approved by the advisor.
|Application Acceptance Rate||42%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||4|
|Enrollment Percent Male||27%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||73%|
|Enrollment Percent International||12%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||13%|