Art History, M.A. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Art History Program at the University of California, Davis, offers personal attention from faculty and a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary training.


Key facts

Faculty teach the theory of art historical interpretation, the methodology of art historical research and writing, and specialized fields. These fields include the art and architecture of ancient Mediterranean societies, early and modern China, early and modern Islamic societies, early modern Italy, and Europe and America from 1750 to the present. Course of study also includes histories of photography, architecture and urban design, collecting, and museums. Independent research is encouraged, as well as study outside the Art History Program offered by the University of California, Davis, and students are given the opportunity to take courses in museum studies and language learning. This is a gateway degree ideal for careers in museums and galleries, arts administration, publishing, community college teaching, and further study in top Ph.D. programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Histories of photography
  • Architecture and urban design
  • Collecting
  • Museums

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Application for Admission, with application fee of $105 (U.S. applicants) or $125 (international applicants)
  • Statement of Purpose submitted online
  • Personal History Statement submitted online
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended
  • One research or term paper submitted online
  • Fellowship Application submitted online for M.A. applicants applying for fellowship (include with Admissions Application)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11700 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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