63 units beyond the MA degree (a total of 93 beyond the BA) are required to complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Education degree, including 18 units of dissertation research and 45 units of coursework. Candidates are expected to complete a master's degree before entering the PhD program.
The Art History and Education PhD provides an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed, methodologically diverse two track PhD program: with one track in Art History and one in Art and Visual Culture Education. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to research, theory, and practice within their respective fields in university, museum, community, and other arts leadership positions.
The PhD track in Art and Visual Culture Education (AVCE) prepares artist/teacher/researchers who contribute to the research, creative scholarship, knowledge, theory, and practice of art and visual culture education in university, school, museum, community, or other arts leadership positions. The program is focused on contemporary intersections of art, visual culture, and education in all settings.
The PhD track in Art History produces excellent scholars of art history who will be uniquely competitive in the professional world of university teaching, museum and related careers.