Art History

University of Memphis

M.A. On Campus
24 months
896 USD/credit
704 USD/credit
512 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Art History at the University of Memphis is the study of art as both a reflection of culture and an active agent in shaping it.


As such, painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, video, performance, mixed media, among other mediums, are understood to be intricately related to a broader cultural context including literature, philosophy, religion, politics, and science. 

Key Features 

  • Students in the Art History program from the University of Memphis are trained to closely analyze art and visual culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into consideration the creative process, viewer reception, and artistic function.
  • The goal of the Master's program is to equip students with a specialist knowledge in a specific field of art and visual culture and produce graduates with the analytical training, writing skills, and research techniques necessary to pursue further doctoral studies or a range of employment opportunities in education, museums and galleries, conservation, arts organizations, or publishing. 

Programme Structure

  • At least 21 hours of graduate level courses (6000-8000 level) must be taken during the first three semesters, with Greek Art and Art History Methods and Practices being the only required classes. 
  • Before the end of the first year, students are required to pass a foreign language translation exam (preferably, French, German, and Italian) and an image identification exam. For the concentration in Egyptian art and archaeology, an examination in Middle Egyptian is also required. 
  • The fourth semester is dedicated to writing the thesis, which is researched and written over a period of approximately three months with full supervision from the student's faculty advisor. The thesis forms a complete induction into primary research methods and all aspects of the presentation of research. The topic generally arises from the previous three terms of study.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Test scores (GRE or MAT)
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Letter of intent (indicating why you are applying to this program)
  • A sample of your written work (a research paper, preferably in this field)
  • Two letters of reference, at least one from a person who knows your academic potential in this field

Tuition Fee

  • International

    896 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 896 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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