Ph.D. – Art History
The Ph.D. in Art History and Education 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.
ART HISTORY TRACK
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.
Subject Areas within Art History:
- Architectural History
- Contemporary Art and Theory
- Greek and Roman
- Latin American
- Museum Studies (Certificate Program)
- Native American
- 17th Century
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
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.
- Second foreign language is required beyond the MA in the ARH Track.
- Applicants with an M.A. outside Art History may be admitted to the program, but they will be required to take one of the methodologies courses (511a or 511b) and three graduate level courses in Art History (a total of 12 units) that will not count as coursework for the Ph.D. degree.
|Program Requirement||Description||Required Number of Units|
|Methods||ARH 511A - Theory and Methods in Art History: Renaissance to 1960|
ARH 511B - New Theory and Methods in Art History: 1960-Present
|Major Area of Emphasis||Coursework in the major area of emphasis.||12 units|
|Minor||Coursework in the minor, as approved by the student’s minor advisor||9 units|
|Interdisciplinary Courses||Interdisciplinary courses outside Art History.||6 units|
|Electives||The Faculty strongly recommends that the student take 3 units of independent study in preparation for dissertation writing with relevant professor.||15 units|
|Dissertation||ARH 920 - Dissertation||18 units|
Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art History Graduate Handbooks for specific program requirements.