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Art History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
An intensive, two-year program in Art History offered by the University of Georgia that provides students with a command of art's history, while honing research skills necessary for advanced work in the field. Graduates secure jobs in museums and find placement in the country's best Ph.D. programs.


The Lamar Dodd School of Art offers programs for the Doctor of Philosophy in art, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Art in art history, all organized to develop the student’s creative independence and professional capability as a producing artist, designer, and scholar in a total environment of living art.

Candidates for the PhD in art are required to demonstrate competence in either history of art or art education. When appropriate, a candidate’s program of study may include courses in the theory and criticism of art and relevant areas of study outside the School of Art. This master degree in Art History is offered by the University of Georgia. 

The research skills requirement, in the history of art emphasis, is a reading knowledge of two foreign languages. In the art education emphasis, the research skills requirement may be met by completing a minimum of three of the specified research courses. Satisfactory completion of written and oral preliminary examinations, a dissertation demonstrating original research, and a final oral defense before an examining committee of the faculty are also required.

Programme Structure

  • Applicants are admitted to all semesters. However, priority will be given to those applications completed no later than January 1st for the following three semesters. Applications for assistantships should be made to the graduate coordinator of the School of Art by January 1st for the fall semester. Information on additional fellowships may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • The Georgia Museum of Art is a significant resource for the School of Art. It has a major collection of American paintings and over 5000 works on paper from all periods. The museum sponsors a full schedule of in-house and traveling exhibitions each year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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