PhD Degree Requirements

PhD Degree Requirements

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.

  • A Second foreign language is required beyond the MA in the ARH Track. No foreign language is required in the AVCE Track.
  • Applicants with an MA outside Art History may be admitted to the program, but they will be required to take the methodologies course (ARH 511) and three graduate level courses in Art History (a total of 12 units) that will not count as coursework for the PhD degree. Students not holding a graduate degree in Art Education will be asked to take 2-3 background courses in Art and Visual Culture Education, including an introductory research methods course.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art & Visual Culture Education Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art History and Education, Art History Track

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Methods

DESCRIPTION

ARH 511 Theory and Methods in Art History

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Major Area of Emphasis

DESCRIPTION

Coursework in the major area of emphasis

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Minor

DESCRIPTION

Coursework in the minor, as approved by the student’s minor advisor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Interdisciplinary Courses

DESCRIPTION

Interdisciplinary courses outside Art History

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

The Faculty strongly recommends that the student take 3 units of independent study in preparation for dissertation writing with relevant professor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

15 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Dissertation

DESCRIPTION

ARH 920 Dissertation

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

18 units

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art History and Education, Art & Visual Culture Education Track

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

ARE 535

DESCRIPTION

Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Methods

DESCRIPTION

A minimum of 3 methods courses are required. A combination of quantitative and qualitative is strongly encouraged, and options may include:

ART or AVCE 530: Introduction to Research in Art Education
ARE or AVCE 631: Arts-based Research

ARH 511a: Theory and Methods in Art History: Renaissance to 1960
ARH 511b: New Theory and Methods in Art History: 1960-Present
MUS 551: Behavioral Research in the Arts
MAR 639: Methods of Media History
LRC 576: Teacher Research
LRC 605: Qualitative Methods in Education
TTE 596R: Action Research Workshop
TTE 696A: Research on Teacher Education
TTE 696B: Research on Teaching
EDL 601: Qualitative Methods in Education
HED 602: Research Design in Higher Education
HED 605: Qualitative Methods in Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Major Area of Emphasis

DESCRIPTION

Coursework in the major area of emphasis, is chosen in conjunction with the advisor from current and future course listings in Art and Visual Culture Education (ARE OR AVCE). A minimum of 18 credits in ARE or AVCE coursework is required except for persons who completed their MA in AVCE at the University of Arizona.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

18-21 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Colloquia

DESCRIPTION

ARE 695 – Colloquia is a course offered each fall for all doctoral students who have not yet advanced to candidacy to exchange their research and scholarship

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

1-3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Coursework taken in Art and Visual Culture Education, or Art History (ARH), Art (ART), Theater (TAR), Music (MUS), Media Arts (MAR), Language Reading and Culture (LRC), Higher Education (HED), Education Leadership (EDL), Public Administration and Policy (PA), Mexican American Studies (MAS), American Indian Studies (AIS), and other relevant disciplines at the 500 level and above to support scholarly development.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

0-3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Minor

DESCRIPTION

Coursework to support the development of a second area of expertise and/or to support the major area of emphasis.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Dissertation

DESCRIPTION

ARE 920 – Dissertation

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

18 units

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