The Master of Arts degree in Art History provides a broad based and methodologically critical foundation essential to pursuing a career in Art History, whether in a university or museum setting. The Art History faculty offers an extensive range of specialties, theoretical approaches, and methodologies. Students are encouraged to develop diverse critical methods and originality of thought as well as a thorough knowledge of the history of art. Graduate students may take advantage of course offerings in related departments such as Architectural History, History, Classics, Anthropology, Media Arts, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies, and English, among others. In addition, they may participate in the activities of the African-American Studies Program, the American Indian Studies Program, the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, the Latin American Area Center, the University of Arizona Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Committee, and the Group for Early Modern Studies Graduate Certificate Program.
Please see our website: http://art.arizona.edu/
Applicants must have a recognized bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. In addition, applicants should have taken at least four upper division Art History courses (12 units). While students may be admitted without these courses, they will be required to complete any deficiencies before graduate courses count toward the Master’s Degree.
Through the Graduate Admissions Application you will have the ability to upload various requirements for consideration by the admission committee. For this application you will be asked to submit the following:
Required test(s): All students must submit GRE scores
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/
Spring – September 15th
Fall – Priority Deadline: January 10th
Fall – Final Deadline: March 15th
Students who submit their applications by the priority deadline will have priority consideration for financial assistance from the School of Art.
Applications received on or before each deadline will constitute a competitive pool, and will be reviewed by faculty shortly after the deadline has passed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Paper applications will not be accepted, please submit all materials via the Graduate Admissions Application.
Minumum credits: 30
Language requirements: A reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German or other approved language must be demonstrated before the third semester.
No minor is required for this degree.