Upon entry to the program in art history, a student will be pursuing a Master of Arts degree. An advisor in the area will be assigned in the first quarter, and by the end of the fifth quarter of full-time study, two thesis proposals will be submitted to the student’s thesis committee members, leading to the completion of a 60 credit-hour degree.
Credit-Hour Requirements Summary:
30 credits in art history (6 courses)
15 credits in electives (3 courses)
Foreign language competency
45 minimum course credits
15 thesis credits
Directed electives are selected in consultation with the faculty. Proof of reading competency in French, German, or another language approved by the faculty is required. Standard language examinations or the equivalent of one year’s coursework without credit may be used. The language requirement should be completed by the end of the sixth quarter of full-time study. The program concludes with the submission of thesis (approved by the advisor) that demonstrates scholarly research and a final review or oral defense of the thesis directed by the student’s review committee.