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 2019, the approximate number of students in the PhD program is 120, more than half of whom have completed coursework and are researching and writing their dissertation. In Spring 2020 the faculty of the department considered about 200 applications for Fall 2020 admission to the PhD program and made an offer of admission to about 10%. All accepted applicants were offered fellowships. The number of students in the PhD entering class for Fall 2020 is 9.

The faculty considered about 90 applications for Fall 2020 admission to the Modern Art: Critical & Curatorial Studies program (MODA) and made an offer of admission to about 25%. The faculty considered about 65 applications for Fall 2020 admission to the MA in Art History program and made an offer of admission to about 35%. The approximate number of students in all free-standing MA programs is 40. The number of students in the MODA program entering class for Fall 2020 is 12 and 9 for the free-standing MA in Art History program.


Graduate Student Initiatives


Art History and Archaeology Graduate Council

Art X Social Justice