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Art History

University of Illinois at Chicago

M.A. On Campus
12 months
7227 USD/year
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The Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago supports study and research leading to degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels. The Master of Arts in Art History offers emphases in the history of architecture and art. 

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The Art History program at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides both wide coverage and particular depth in areas of faculty strength, including, but not limited to, the History of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism; Global Art Histories; and the History of Modern and Contemporary Art. Students may also pursue topics that combine these areas of focus or expand beyond them.

Interdepartmental concentrations in Gender and Women's Studies, Museum and Exhibition Studies, and Violence Studies are available to students in the MA and PhD in Art History.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Historiography of the Visual Arts, 1750 to 1960
  • Toward New Histories of the Visual Arts, 1960 to the Present
  • Art History Teaching Seminar
  • Ancient/Medieval/Early Modern (before 1800)
  • Modern/Contemporary (after 1800)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Grade Point Average: At least 3.00 (A=4.00) for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
  • Optional Test: GRE general.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three required from faculty members or others familiar with the applicant’s training, ability, and experience.
  • Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (2–3 pages) that should address the reasons for pursuing the MA in Art History at UIC and the relationship of this work to their professional and career objectives.
  • Writing Sample: Applicants must submit a sample of their written work (approximately 15 pages).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7227 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD


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Art History
University of Illinois at Chicago