requirements

MA in Art History and its concentrations in Art Museum Studies and Art Museum Education

The MA in Art History offers three tracks of study:

MA Art History 

The MA degree with concentration in Art History requires 30 credits of coursework including the following:

Art Museum Studies Concentration

The MA degree with concentration in Art Museum Studies requires 36 credits of coursework including the following:

  • A1000: Research Methods of Art History (3 credits) (This course is typically offered every semester.)
  • B7000: Museology — an introduction to museum history and current issues (3 credits) (Museology is typically offered in the fall semester.)
  • B7100, B7200: Museum Apprenticeship I & II — two semester-long museum internships (6 credits)
  • B7400: Museum Exhibition Analysis (3 credits) (Museum Exhibition Analysis is typically offered in the spring semester.)
  • Two qualifying papers (QPs) and taking Art Museum Studies Colloquium (B8000) as the capstone course OR the option of writing an MA thesis and taking Thesis Research (B9000) as the capstone course (for more on QPs and theses, see Qualifiying Paper Guidelines) (Art Museum Studies Colloquium is typically offered in the fall semester.)

Art Museum Education Concentration 

The MA degree with a concentration in Art Museum Education is designed to meet the needs of professionals and students interested in creating and understanding art museum education today.

Requirements for the Art Museum Education Concentration can be found here

Academic standing: Students are expected to maintain a 3,0 g.p.a. average (B or better) to remain in good standing in the program. If anyone is experiencing difficulty in her/his classes, please consult Dr. Houser sooner rather than later.