Graduate Studies Program
Our faculty’s active research agenda reflects in a range of courses that highlight the discipline’s diversity of methodological approaches, geographic areas, and thematic issues.
The History of Art and Architecture program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst prepares students for doctoral study and provide professional training for many careers, including museum and historical society work, government programs in the arts, the art market, journalism, and teaching at all levels. Our recent graduates have been accepted into doctoral programs at Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia, the Courtauld, John Hopkins, the Graduate Center at CUNY, and Boston University, among others. Graduates also have continued to full-time careers in the museum world and art market at organizations that include the Clark Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Bonhams and Skinner Auctioneers.
The program financially supports graduate students through teaching assistantships and fellowship awards. Teaching positions provide students with comprehensive financial support comprising a stipend, 95% of health insurance costs, and full tuition credit. For students who do not receive teaching assistantships, fellowships are awarded to help defray the cost of tuition.
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- Early Medieval Art
- European Art 1780-1880
- Modern Art 1880-Present
- American Art to 1860
- American Art: Colonialism
- Biology and Art
- 12 months
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DisciplinesArt History View 244 other Masters in Art History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An application form
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts of academic work
- A writing sample (7-20 pages)
- A faculty committee evaluates the file, giving priority to the candidate’s overall academic background in the humanities, foreign language competency, letters of recommendation, and motivation and interest.
International20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State9342 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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