M.A. On Campus

Art History

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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City College’s MA in Art History at The City University of New York prepares its graduates for careers as art historians and art museum professionals.


The Art History program offers three possible tracks for the MA degree:

  • Art History (30 credits)
  • Art History with a concentration in Art Museum Studies (36 credits)
  • Art History with a concentration in Art Museum Education (36 credits)

Courses of the MA in Art History at The City University of New York build expertise in the history and theory of art; the history, theory, and professional standards of art museums; and the theory and practice of art museum education. CCNY’s internationally recognized faculty members teach courses in the arts of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. All graduate courses meet once a week for three hours.

Career opportunities

The Art History program at The City University of New York draws upon the resources of New York City’s dynamic arts sector. Students have the opportunity to obtain internships in New York museums, galleries, and cultural institutions. The MA degree prepares students to pursue careers in a range of art institutions, and/or to further their studies by going on to Ph.D. programs. Full-time students ideally take two years to complete the degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African Art and Cosmopolitan Modernisms
  • Problems in African Art History: Portraiture
  • Exhibiting Art from Africa
  • The Art of China, Japan, and Korea
  • The Art of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia
  • The Artist in Society: Perspectives from the Indian Subcontinent

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a degree (BA) from an accredited university and should have completed a minimum of 3-4 undergraduate courses (9-12 credits) in art history.
  • GRE not required
  • Minimum TOEFL/IELTS scores: 577 (PBT), 90-91 (IBT) or 6.5
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement of approximately one page
  • Writing sample (8-to-10-page art history research paper)
  • Two letters of reference should include at least one from a professor who can attest to the quality of the student’s academic work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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