A total of 30 credits in course work and thesis
|Art history (period courses)||21|
|Historiography and methodology||3|
At least 12 of the 21 art history credits must be taken at the 600 or 700 level; if the student’s focus is Western art, at least one course must be in a non-Western area and vice versa. Students must earn a minimum grade of B in ARTH 690 Historiography and Methodology of Art History in order to enroll in subsequent graduate-level art history courses.
Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of German or any appropriate Romance language by passing a departmental exam. All students must take the relevant departmental language exam during the first academic semester. Requests to repeat the exam more than once in a given language require departmental approval.
Students also must demonstrate general programmatic competence in art history by passing a comprehensive examination, taken sometime toward the end of the course work.
The master’s program culminates with a thesis, written under the direction of a departmental adviser and a thesis committee.
For more complete information and details on these procedures, contact the Department of Art History.