12 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 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. 


At the University of Illinois at Chicago the Art History programme introduces students to works of art, architecture and design that have changed the course of history. Classes cover all historical periods and most of the world’s cultures. Students are trained in the fundamentals of critical thinking, historical analysis, visual literacy, and theoretical understanding. These are skills that are evermore important in our evermore visually mediated world.

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

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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

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  • International

    24738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    24738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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