United States PhD in Fine Art & Art History Doctorate Programs
A PhD in Fine Art of PhD in Art History program focus on enabling students to demonstrate advanced abilities and conceptual development, coupled with formal aesthetics in an art specialty field. These fine art doctorate programs focus on graphic design, painting and drawing or visual communications. Review our listings such as: the on-campus PhD in Art History, or the PhD in History of Art and Archaeology, Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and Curatorial Studies, or a PhD in History of Art and Theory, or the Hybrid PhD in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory.
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- Evanston, ILEvanston, IL
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies
- Athens, GAAthens, GA
University of Georgia
The Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the largest university art programs in the nation. With over 950 undergraduate art majors and 120 graduate students, the School’s faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of instructi...
- Athens, GA
- Eugene, OREugene, OR
University of Oregon
The Department of Art History offers programs leading to the master of arts (M.A.) and the doctor ofphilosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in art history with specialization in architectural history, ancient, medieval, Renaissance-baroque, modern, and Asian art. Th...
- Louisville, KYLouisville, KY
University of Louisville
- Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University
- Tempe, AZTempe, AZ
Arizona State University
The Arizona Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Art is a collaborative program with the University of Arizona in Tucson and Arizona State University in Tempe. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary methodologies and electronic technologies to prepare stude...
- Providence, RIProvidence, RI
The Department provides training in the history of art and architecture of Europe, of the Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern (ca. 1400-1800) and Modern periods, as well as East Asian art and architecture.
- Bryn Mawr, PABryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr offers a degree in the history and theory of art in Europe and America from late antiquity through contemporary film.
- Princeton, NJPrinceton, NJ
- Portland, MEPortland, ME
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts was founded for the sole purpose of providing doctoral studies...
- Lubbock, TXLubbock, TX
Texas Tech University
The Master of Fine Arts degree is the recognized terminal degree in the practice of art. Specialization is possible in the areas of ceramics, jewelry design and metal smithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or textile design. Drawing ma...
- Newark, DENewark, DE
University of Delaware
- Irvine, CAIrvine, CA
University of California, Irvine
The Department of Drama at UC Irvine and the Department of Theatre at UC San Diego offer a Joint Doctoral Program in Drama and Theatre.
- Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara, CA
University of California - Santa Barbara
- Stony Brook, NYStony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)
- Buffalo, NYBuffalo, NY
University at Buffalo
The graduate programs bring together the practice of art, the history of art, and the theoretical and historical study of visual culture in its wider context. Students chart a course of research that will challenge and expand their knowledge, both in th...
- Buffalo, NY
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
City University Of New York, The Graduate Center
- Columbia, ALColumbia, AL
University of Missouri - Columbia
The MA program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work; proficiency in reading German and French or Italian (and Greek or Latin for classical archaeology); the passing of a qualifying exam; and the completion of a written thesis. The progra...
- Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico
International inquiries: c/o Office of International Admissions, Student Services Center, Room 140, UNM, Albuquerque, NM 87131 The Department of Art and Art History offers a Master of Arts (MA)with a concentration in art history, a Master of Fine Ar...
- Albuquerque, NM
- Iowa City, IAIowa City, IA
University of Iowa
Fields offered: African (including Oceanic), Asian, ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th- and 19th-century European, American (including Pre-Columbian, Native American, and African American), modern/contemporary, and architecture.
- La Jolla, CALa Jolla, CA
University of California - San Diego
This professional program provides training for the student who proposes to pursue a career within the field of art (MFA, art-making) as well as history/criticism (Ph.D.). It provides an integrated and comprehensive introduction to contemporary art prod...
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
History of Art and Archaeology, Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and Curatorial Studies - Doctorate
New York University's Institute of Fine Arts is dedicated to graduate teaching and advanced research in the history of art and archaeology and the conservation of historic and artistic works. From its advantageous position on New York's Museum Mile,...
- New York City, NY
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
Tyler Art History graduate students have many doors open to them. They study in Philadelphia and abroad, pursue research in Temple’s three-million-volume library system, and take advantage of the many universities and libraries in the area. They explore...
- Philadelphia, PA
- Tallahassee, FLTallahassee, FL
Florida State University