12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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George Mason University’s master’s degree in Art History provides thoughtful training in a broad range of art-historical professions, including in museums, arts education, galleries, and auction houses. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Our students in the Art History program from George Mason University  enjoy small seminars led by experts in their fields.  

Recent courses have included Fakes and Forgeries, The US Civil War and Visual Culture, The Art of British India, Egypt in the Age of Nefertiti, and Transatlantic Encounters in Twentieth-Century European and Latin American Art. 

Key Features 

  • Students may take advantage of a dual degree program offered with Arts Management, or integrate a certificate in Digital Public Humanities with their MA.  
  • Through Mason’s location and faculty research, the program has close relationships with the Smithsonian Institution and other area museums, including historical sites and house museums in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  These relationships provide our students with opportunities for internships and valuable learning experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods and Research in Art History
  • Colloquium in Art History
  • Special Topics in Art History
  •  Creating Historical Knowledge using Digital Methods
  • The Museum

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

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree submitted using the application portal from all universities attended.
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions
  • Verification of English language proficiency. Please see English language requirements page.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores, as required by your program sent directly to Mason from the testing agency
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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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