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

The Dual Master's Degree program offers students a unique opportunity to learn from two of the best Art History graduate programs in the world. Students spend one semester at the partner institution during their second year. Columbia students will usually travel in the fall, while Paris 1 students will usually spend the spring at Columbia. During their semester abroad, all students will follow a regular full-course semester and they will complete necessary requirements regarding the Master's thesis.

Upon completion of the program, they earn a MA in Art History or in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, and an MA in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (spécialité "Histoire de l'Art" or spécialité "Histoire et Politique des Musées et du Patrimoine"). Building on the Alliance Program's decade-long partnership, this dual degree furthers Columbia University and Université Paris 1's commitment to transnational academic training.

Application Guidelines

Eligibility

The program is open to Columbia University students currently enrolled in the first year of the MA in Art History or the MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies.

The program is open to students who have been accepted to the second year of the program at the Université Paris 1 ("Master 2 Recherche Histoire de l'Art" or "Master 2 Recherche Histoire et Politique des Musées et du Patrimoine").

Timeline for 2013-2014

Columbia University students must submit their application in person to Luke Barclay (lb2226@columbia.edu) by April 29, 2013.

Paris 1 students must send their application electronically to Denis Gardenet (denis.gardenet@univ-paris1.fr) by July 6, 2013.

Results will be announced mid-May for Columbia students and mid-July for Paris 1 students.

Application Materials (All documents must be in English)

  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • Statement (500 words maximum) explaining the student's interest specifically in either the MAH or MODA program and how it will advance his or her research and career goals. Students should also indicate potential thesis advisors.
  • Copy of transcripts of all post-secondary education
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor in the home institution (to be sent directly by email)
  • Demonstrated language proficiency (such as TOEFL or DALF). Columbia students must demonstrate proficiency in French, while Paris I students must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Contact and Information

For all inquiries, you may contact Anne Higonnet (ahigonne@barnard.edu) and Dominique Poulot (Dominique.poulot@univ-paris1.fr).

Alliance Program contact: Lauranne Bardin (lb2808@columbia.edu)

Université Paris 1's Art History Department