Art History, MA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours1

Graduate-level seminars
ART 5920Art History Graduate Seminar6
Hours Subtotal6
Other Requirements
ART 5013Theory and Methods in Art History3
Select 9 hours related to the student's curricular track or geographic areas.9
Select 6 hours outside of the art history program but related to the student's area of study.6
Hours Subtotal18
Thesis
ART 5000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.)6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Other Thesis Requirements

  • Completed master's thesis and oral defense.
    • Thesis and defense will be supervised and evaluated as to its success or failure by a committee of 3 full-time faculty members with graduate college standing.
    • At least 2 members of the committee must be drawn from the art history faculty, with one of those being the committee chair.
  • Plan of Study grade-point-average of 3.0.

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 36 Hours2

Graduate-level seminars
ART 5920Art History Graduate Seminar6
Hours Subtotal6
Other Requirements
ART 5013Theory and Methods in Art History3
Select 9 hours related to the student's curricular track or geographic areas.9
Select 12 hours outside of the art history program but related to the student's area of study.12
Hours Subtotal24
Thesis
ART 5000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.)6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours36

Other Non-Thesis Requirements

  • Submission of qualifying paper (after the completion of 27 hours) judged satisfactory by a committee of 3 full-time faculty members with graduate college standing. The qualifying paper must be between 15-20 pages in length. It may take one of the following forms: 1) A research paper on a focused topic (a traditional seminar paper); or 2) A scholarly catalog essay. The public presentation may take place in the department as part of the art history roundtable series of talks or at an academic conference.
  • Plan of Study grade-point-average of 3.0.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level