History of Art

Williams College

24 months
55140 USD/year
55140 USD/year
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The Program’s two-year curriculum combines academic course work, internships, co-curricular workshops, and international travel.

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Discussion, debate, and accessibility constitute core values of the Program, expressed in the roster of courses and workshops, in graduate student participation in the activities of the Clark’s Research and Academic Program, in the annual Graduate Symposium, and perhaps most of all in the warm, collegial, but still intense conventions of intellectual exchange that prevail in this global community of art historians.

Faculty frequently draw on the distinguished local collections in the context of courses, allowing students to work closely with objects even as they pursue a broadly based course of study. The Program offers an annual course on methodology and interpretation in the history of art, as well as advanced training in expository writing and training in public presentations. Beyond courses in all areas of the history of art, the program also supports ongoing graduate workshops in contemporary curatorial issues, object study, and other fields of inquiry.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute hosts the Program and is its principal collaborator, setting an intense course of study within a renowned art museum and research institute. Graduate students form an integral part of a stimulating international community incorporating academics, curators, students, artists, and conservators. The Program is physically located at the Clark, and each student is assigned a carrel in the Clark’s Library.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual arts
  • Art history
  • Museum of art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students are invited to apply online. The application fee is $70.00. GRE scores should be sent directly by ETS to Williams College. Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Program by the applicant’s home institution(s). If English is not your first language or the official language of your undergraduate studies, TOEFL/IELTS scores are required. In the Recommendations section of the online application you will need to supply the names and contact information of at least three referees who will be asked to send their letters of support through our secure online system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55140 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    55140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55140 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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