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Art History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The School of Art and Art History provides a creative, multidisciplinary environment for students of the studio arts and the history of art. Established in 1936, the school is firmly grounded in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It encourages interaction among its diverse faculty as well as collaboration with related disciplines across campus.

Here at The University of Iowa we offer a master degree in Art History. Iowa's art and art history graduates enjoy success as practicing professional artists, professors of art history, teachers, museum directors and curators, theater designers, commercial designers, and art administrators.

The undergraduate Art History Society and the graduate Art History Society sponsor activities for students. The Faculty/Graduate Student Art History Colloquium meets five times each semester to focus on professional development and issues of broad interest in art.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Art of West Africa
  • Art of Central Africa
  • Themes in African Art
  • Art of the Pacific Islands
  • Themes in 18th- and 19th-Century European Art
  • Italian Baroque Visual Culture

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A 1,000-word statement of purpose
  • A research paper (preferably from an art history course) or thesis
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplemental Information Form
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment.
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30549 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30549 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30549 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30549 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11346 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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