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.
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Passion is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity, and it is the foundation of a pursuit to study the visual arts. If you are considering a major in Art and Visual Culture Education, Art History or Studio Art, you know that passion first hand. Why not join a community of like-minded individuals who share that commitment to creativity?
Ranked among the top art schools in the nation and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the School of Art offers its students a dynamic arrangement of in-depth programs of study. You will find the faculty supportive, the curriculum provocative, and the community among your classmates both challenging and inspiring.
Studying at a research-focused university, with over 200 degrees such as the University of Arizona gives you the unique opportunity to be surrounded by, and to engage with, faculty and peers of cross-disciplinary expertise, providing a depth and breadth of experience that is limited only by how far you want to go.
College of Fine Arts
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
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: English Proficiency Requirement.
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/
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
2301,2399,2799,2399, 2499, 2401, 3101, 3003, 3502, 3601, 3602, 3903, 3906, 3999, 5199, 5107, 5101
Please see the Art History and Art and Visual Culture tracks for course requirements.
Please see the Art History and Art and Visual Culture tracks for elective coursework.
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.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||50%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||4.25|
|Enrollment Percent Male||35.71%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||64.29%|
|Enrollment Percent International||17.86%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||17.86%|