Art History, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The Master of Art History program at University of Kansas requires 30 hours of graduate credit, at least 21 of which must be taken in art history according to the department's established distribution requirements.


The Master of Art History program at University of Kansas may be pursued as a terminal degree or as preparation for doctoral studies at KU or to apply elsewhere.

The department and affiliated faculty offer a wide range of courses focusing on art and visual culture from prehistory to the present in Europe, the U.S., East Asia, and Africa, both within national traditions and transnationally. Students may pursue graduate degrees in European and American Art/Global Modern and Contemporary Art or East Asian Art.

Students at Art History program at University of Kansas will:

  • gain a broad and deep knowledge of the visual arts,
  • study of the basic concepts, theories, and methods of the discipline. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Global

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

  • A completed graduate application
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from art history professors). 
  • A chronological list of art history courses completed that includes (1) the number of credit hours, (2) the instructor's name, and (3) the grade received.
  • Resumé or curriculum vitae
  • A statement of personal and educational interests and career objectives; not to exceed 750 words. Please address how the graduate program in Art History at KU would help you to achieve your goals.
  • A writing sample, preferably from an art history course, of no more than 8-20 pages of text (not including the bibliography, endnotes, and images) that you feel best represents your research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  • Official transcripts, or copies of official transcripts, of all post-secondary education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Annual tuition for 18 credits

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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