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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The Master of Arts program in Art History at The City University of New York is designed to prepare students to meet the specialized requirements of work in museums, galleries, auction houses, publishing, and teaching.


This Art History program at The City University of New York deepens students’ insights into the history of art as a whole and provides them with opportunities to develop research skills in specific areas under the direction of scholars in those fields. 

Educational tracks

Students admitted into the program may pursue the MA degree along two tracks of matriculation. 

The Research Track is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced scholarly studies beyond the MA degree and prepares them for PhD studies in art history or allied disciplines. 

The Professional Track is designed for students who consider the MA degree a professional degree that enhances a current profession or leads to a new career. Potential students choose which of the two tracks they wish to pursue on their program application in order to receive the proper matriculation advice and guidance from department faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museum Studies
  • Topics in the History of Art
  • Seminar in the History of Art
  • Art History Methods Colloquium
  • The Major Artist

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of four courses (normally 12 credits) in art history beyond the introductory level.
  • Applicants must have completed at least two documented semesters of college-level study of a foreign language or the equivalent. Equivalencies will be determined by the graduate committee.
  • Applicants must describe their proficiency in reading foreign languages within the 500-word essay. The GRE score is not required for admission, but if desired by the applicant, the score may be submitted and will be considered as part of the admissions credentials.
  • The applicant must be approved by the department’s Committee on Graduate Study in Art History, which has the authority to recommend acceptance or rejection to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

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.


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