12 months
41602 USD/year
41602 USD/year
24466 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Art History at Pennsylvania State University provides you with a broad command of the history of art and the methodological tools particular to art history.


Breadth of knowledge is as essential for museum professionals as it is for academic researchers. For this reason, advanced study of the visual arts and material culture from diverse periods and geographies is required of all graduate students, with Ph.D. candidates attaining deep expertise in at least one field of art historical research. The department’s faculty includes specialists in African, Asian, and European art and the arts of the Americas.


A graduate degree in Art History from Pennsylvania State University prepares students for careers as scholars and educators, as museum curators, as public advocates of cultural heritage, and as arts administrators, to name just a few of the professions that recent program alumni have entered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography of Art History
  • Methods of Research in Art History
  • Seminar in Ancient Art
  • Seminar in Medieval Art
  • Seminar in Renaissance Art
  • Seminar in Baroque Art
  • Seminar in Modern Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students must submit scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • All international applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS 

Tuition Fee

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    41602 USD/year
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  • National

    41602 USD/year
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  • In-State

    24466 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24466 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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