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Art History MA Practicum

General Information

The Master of Arts in Art History practicum track emphasizes coursework in breadth and practical training experience through a supervised practicum. The practicum track may be appropriate for students interested in pursuing certain positions in art museum education, commercial galleries or other visual arts institutions.


Competitive applicants for the Art History Practicum will have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in the history of art, or equivalent coursework. Applicants need not have an undergraduate major in art history but should have a solid record of art history coursework. Studio art classes and work experience in art-related fields can enhance your application.

Financial Aid

Our main source of departmental financial support for our graduate students is a limited number of Teaching Assistantships which are not typically available for students pursuing an MA Practicum. A majority of our graduate students have outside jobs (some within the University), at least for part of the year. Additional information and advice about financial aid can be found under Graduate Support.

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