The Graduate Program

Graduate programs of study in the Department of Art History and Archaeology include the PhD program (with sequential MA—MPhil—PhD degrees) and two free-standing MA Programs: the MA in Modern Art: Critical & Curatorial Studies (MODA) and the MA in Art History. The Department's free-standing MA programs lead only to the MA. A separate application is required for admission to the PhD program.

As of fall 2013, the approximate number of students in the PhD program is 140, more than half of whom have completed coursework and are researching and writing their dissertation. In spring 2013 the faculty of the department considered about 238 applications for fall 2013 admission to the PhD program and made an offer of admission to about 12.5%. All accepted applicants were offered fellowships. The number of students in the PhD entering class for fall 2013 is 21.

The faculty considered about 90 applications for fall 2013 admission to the Modern Art: Critical & Curatorial Studies program (MODA) and made an offer of admission to about 27%. The faculty considered about 65 applications for fall 2013 admission to the MA in Art History program and made an offer of admission to about 30%. The approximate number of students in all free-standing MA programs is 55. The number of students in the MODA program entering class for fall 2013 is 13. For fall 2013 we welcomed 12 students pursuing a free-standing MA in Art History with a faculty mentor.