12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art History MA program from Arizona State University is a dynamic center for the investigation of culture and the visual arts.

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At the Art History MA program from Arizona State University , students engage with a rich and diverse curriculum. Faculty members emphasize critical concepts in their teaching including a close study of artists, objects and technologies. We explore art's history in economic, social and political contexts, and the relationship of visual art to other disciplines, such as literature, science, anthropology, media and performance studies. Our faculty is nationally and internationally renowned for their scholarly expertise and care in student mentoring.

Mission statement

The ASU art history faculty, one of the largest areas in the School of Art, is a dynamic center for the investigation of the visual. We seek to train students to engage with visuality in multiple ways and offer a diverse curriculum intended to foster critical understanding of aesthetics, production, patronage and consumption of art. We have three degree tracks: BA (Art History and Museum Studies), MA, and a cross-institute Ph.D. (in Design, Environment and the Arts). We work to tailor programs to student interests at undergraduate and graduate levels. There are ten full-time faculty study objects and images across time periods (from ancient to contemporary culture) and geographies around the world (Asian, European, the Americas), embracing multiple approaches and methodologies.

Career Opportunities

A graduate degree is necessary for many professional positions. A Master of Arts in art history or museum studies prepares individuals for the following:

  • teaching at the community college level
  • practicing and publishing as an art critic or writer
  • enhancing one's own practice as an artist
  • gaining entry into museums, archives, historical societies, auction houses, publishing companies and academic presses, as well as to art libraries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Renaissance in Tuscany
  • Art of Italian Renaissance
  • German Renaissance and Reformation Art 
  • Italian High Renaissance Art and Mannerism
  • Artists in Film: Artists' Biopics
  • History of Animation
  • Women in the Visual Arts 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. In addition, applicants must have an undergraduate major or minor in art history or at least four upper-division art history courses in which a GPA of 3.00 or higher was maintained.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • three letters of recommendation.
  • one formal research paper for review
  • one-page statement of intent indicating the objectives for graduate study
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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