Art History Concentration

From specialized courses focused on the needs of the current visual arts workplace to those grounded in the history of art, this program offers a wide range of educational experiences and opportunities.

Why Choose the Master’s in Professional Studies with the Art History Concentration?

Enroll as a part-time or full-time student, and choose from courses in museum studies and art history in this master's degree program. Topics include museum management, care and handling of objects, museum education, development and grant writing, marketing and public relations for cultural institutions, history and theory of exhibition design, and curatorial vision.

A wide range of specialized art history courses are available as well, including the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque, U.S. art and architecture, non-western and modern and contemporary art and theory. Students with degrees from other related areas of study beyond art history are also encouraged to apply; related areas of study include history, philosophy, anthropology, English, studio art and art education.

Degree Requirements and Course Information 

Students must plan their program of study in collaboration with the art history concentration director. Most courses are offered in the evenings on campus. Some courses are offered online or partially online. A recommended internship allows you to acquire real-world experience while working on site in area institutions and in the university’s three galleries. Internships must be planned with and approved by the art history concentration director.

View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

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Program Director

Professional Studies (M.A.) - Art History
Amy Sowder Koch, Ph.D.
Center for the Arts, Room 3103R
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