- Application Information
- MA Program
- Combined MA/PhD Doctoral Program
- PhD Program
- History of Art Graduate Students Association
- Graduate Studies Website
- College of Graduate Affairs Website
The M.A. provides students with a broad knowledge of the visual arts, as well as an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of the discipline. The M.A. may be pursued as a terminal degree or as preparation to petition for doctoral studies at KU or to apply elsewhere.
The Combined M.A./Ph.D. is a streamlined degree track intended for students who want to pursue the Ph.D. in art history at KU, but who do not yet hold the M.A. degree in art history.
The Ph.D. is intended for students who hold the M.A. degree in art history.
Both Combined M.A./Ph.D. and Ph.D. students will be considered for competitive funding packages, recruitment fellowships, and GTA, GRA, and GA positions. M.A. students will be considered for GTA and GA positions. No separate application is required for these funding opportunities.
Requirements for these degrees have been established by the Art History Department as well as by the Graduate School. The Art History Graduate Student Handbook consolidates information disseminated by many sources in an effort to help the art history graduate student understand the rules and regulations pertinent to the degrees offered. This handbook is designed for the student who has been accepted into the program and provides information in such areas as the requirements for the M.A., Combined M.A./Ph.D., and for the Ph.D., comprehensive exam and dissertation procedures, graduate school time limits, financial aid, travel funds, procedures for evaluating graduate student performance, and student grievance procedures.
If a question is not answered in the Art History Graduate Student Handbook, or if clarification or further explanation is needed, please see the graduate director, graduate advisor for East Asian Art History, the department chair, or your Ph.D. advisor.