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Art History

University of Delaware

12 months
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
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The Art History department at University of Delaware offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The department offers studies in the history of art from ancient to modern times, with special concentrations in American art and in European art from the Renaissance through the modern eras. 


Resources of the department include an extensive image collection, the Decimal Index of the Art of the Netherlands, the "Illustrated Bartsch," and the Wayne Andrews photographic archive of American architecture, a cumulative index of dissertations and theses in American art. The University Library includes the Esther I. Schwartz Collection in the American Decorative Arts and special collections of books on museology and the conservation of works of art, as well as the George MA Hanfmann Professional Library of Ancient Art, the E.P. Richardson Library, and the Lloyd and Edith Havens Goodrich-Albert Pinkham Ryder Archive. There is also a collection of books and ephemera on Italian Futurism.

Learning outcomes

Another Art History university resource is the Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD), a multidisciplinary research and public service group exploring the evolution of historic architecture, engineering, and the built environment. Based in the College of Arts & Sciences, CHAD is cosponsored by the departments of Art History, History, and Geography, the College of Engineering, and the Museum Studies Program, and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. CHAD is the first American university center in this field recognized by the Department of the Interior. Graduate students in art history may pursue a graduate specialization both in architectural history and in historic preservation and may qualify for CHAD grants, internships, and research assistantships.

The Department of Art History at University of Delaware enjoys a longstanding relationship with the Center for Material Culture Studies, a dynamic collaboration of individuals, programs, and departments engaged in the documentation, interpretation, and preservation of the objects and images that have shaped American life. The Center builds on our collective national reputations and extraordinary strengths in well-established academic, research, and public service programs in the fields of material culture, historic preservation, museum studies, and historical archaeology. The Center for Material Culture Studies capitalizes on institutional partnerships with the Winterthur and Hagley museums, Historical Society of Delaware, and Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. The Center offers competitive graduate student research assistantships, new and developing courses in design history and visual culture, and an exciting teaching and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. The Center's programs reach into its University constituencies ranging from the humanities to the performing and studio arts, and reaching out to larger public and scholarly communities.

Programme Structure

  • Art Conservation, Technical Art History, Preservation Studies, Techniques and Materials.
  • Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies, Exhibition Courses.
  • Business and Non-Profit Management, Organizations, Human Resources, Administration, Accounting, or a course in a similar area with advisor’s approval.
  • Elective - One course in any area (e.g.: Material Culture Studies, Art Conservation, Business and Non-Profit Management, Art History, etc.) with the approval of the advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Internship A - One semester of curatorial internship in area museums (a 2-month or longer summer internship will be deemed to count as a semester).
  • Internship B - A second semester of curatorial internship, either in the same museum as the first or in a different one (a 2-month or longer summer internship will be deemed to count as a semester).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Choose your Graduate Program
  • Start your on-line application
  • Gather the following documents:
  • Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Write your Graduate Application Essay
  • Check if Supplemental Documents are needed
  • Check if Writing Samples are needed
  • Resume (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score

Tuition Fee

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    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

990 - 1700 USD /month
Living costs

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