M.A. Art - (Specializations in Art History Research or Teaching at the Two-Year College Level)


Expand your art history expertise and career options by joining our close-knit academic community. You'll find resources and support as you prepare to pursue advanced research in art history or to teach at a two-year college.

Our alumni teach at colleges and universities around the country. Some are employed in museums, while others study in Ph.D. programs throughout the United States and abroad. When you graduate, you'll be well-prepared for the next step in your professional journey.

Our program features:

  • Accomplished faculty members who will encourage you to excel.
  • Courses on interpretation and communication in diverse cultures and contexts.
  • Financial support through assistantships.

Program Options

You can pursue a Master of Arts degree in art with a specialization in art history research or art history teaching at the two-year college level. The program includes 30 hours of graduate coursework. You can choose to complete a thesis as part of your degree.

We also offer certificates to enhance your art history knowledge:

Whichever path you choose, you'll benefit from the depth and variety of our art history courses.

Our Faculty

You'll have opportunities to work closely with our art history faculty members, who are known around the world for their excellence in scholarship, teaching and service.

We also welcome talented artists each year through our Elizabeth Allen Visiting Lectures in Art History series.

Application Information

Learn how to apply for admission. If you're interested in the thesis option, we encourage you to contact potential graduate advisors before applying.

You must fill out an assistantship application (PDF) separately.