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 must have a good general background in art history. Applicants need not have an undergraduate major in art history, but should have a solid record of art history course work. We do not expect all applicants to have exactly the same background and course distribution as our undergraduate majors. Studio art classes and work experience in art-related fields can enhance your application.
Our main source of departmental financial support for our graduate students is a limited number of Teaching Assistantships. These, however, are rarely awarded to first-year students; exceptions are sometimes made for entering Ph.D. students with teaching experience. 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.