Resources for MA Students

Department and University Resources

Master's students not only have access to the department's renowned faculty and University libraries, but also to the multitude of other resources available at Columbia University, including

Access to NYC institutions extends beyond campus with free admission to several museums including the Guggenheim Museum, Asia Society, Museum for African Art, the Neue Galerie, the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. For a complete list please visit the Arts Initiative at Columbia University website.

Dual Master's Degree in Art History Between Columbia University and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

As part of the Columbia University Alliance program, the Department hosts an MA-Paris exchange program with the Université of Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. The MA exchange facilitates international exchange and draws on the strengths of each department and program. For details, please visit Dual Master's Degree.


Columbia faculty, students, and alumni maintain longstanding collaborations with art institutions both in the United States and abroad. Each year MA students are encouraged to apply for internships that will broaden their intellectual work in the classroom through further exposure to a range of issues from how museum exhibitions and collections are formed, installation strategies, and the organization of education programs. Recent MA students have collaborated on research and exhibition projects for the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, and the Performa Biennial.