Art History

University of Houston

12 months
910 USD/credit
910 USD/credit
401 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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A core principle of the University of Houston’s Art History graduate program is flexibility, making it both dynamic and interdisciplinary.


The M.A. in Art History at the University of Houston provides the graduate student with a firm grounding in the discipline of art history coupled with the riches of major art institutions in a dynamic urban art world. The program is designed with a minimal number of required courses to give students the opportunity to design a program that best suits their individual needs and aspirations. In addition to art history, specializations are also available in Curatorial and Theoretical Perspectives or in Art Criticism and Writing, with thesis and non-thesis tracks in each.

Learning outcomes

Through its uniquely wide-ranging and diverse options for coursework and internships, the University of Houston program enables students to pursue a large number of career options. Graduates of the UH Master’s program in art history will be well-prepared to go on to seek the Ph.D. in art history, or, alternatively, to pursue careers not requiring the Ph.D. in art museums, collections, or galleries; in art criticism and writing; or to combine additional credentials for a career in arts librarianship, arts management or art education.

Our expansive view of art history leads us to seek candidates with a variety of interests and backgrounds. Though applicants must demonstrate an understanding of art historical research and writing practices through a writing sample, an undergraduate degree in Art History is not required

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Art History Methods 
  • Independent Graduate Study in Art History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-refundable application fee ($75 domestic applicants/$150 international applicants)
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended since high school (sent directly to the Graduate School)
  • GRE Scores, less than 5 years old 
  • 3 recommendations from those who are familiar with your academic work, at least one of which should concern your work in art history.
  • A resume of academic and work experience
  • Statement of intent stating academic interests within the field of art history and career goals
  • One sample of academic writing (7-20 pages) can be attached during the online application process. It should be formatted as a pdf.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    910 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 910 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    910 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 910 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    401 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 401 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Art History
University of Houston