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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- 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.
- Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis
The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis offers programs leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition to academic study in four principal areas, we encourage students to pursue intensive research and curatori...
- 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.
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
Founded in 1993, the Bard Graduate Center is an international study and exhibition center in New York City devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the decorative arts of all cultures. The BGC offers programs of study leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degre...
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - Berkeley
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
The department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus offers both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Art History...
- 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
- 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
- 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, KSPrinceton, KS
- 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...
- Portland, ME
- New Orleans, LANew Orleans, LA
The history of art program, which has grown in size and scope in recent years, offers courses of study leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Enriching the scholarly environment, our graduate students prepare for advanced study and careers...
- University Park, PAUniversity Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University
Graduate work is offered in the following areas: Ancient, Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, Contemporary, American, African, and Asian art and architectural history.
- College Park, MDCollege Park, MD
University of Maryland - College Park
- Columbus, OHColumbus, OH
Ohio State University
The faculty and students in the History of Art Department at The Ohio State University seek to contribute to the ongoing intellectual work within the...
- Charlottesville, VACharlottesville, VA
University of Virginia
In addition to its regular degree programs, the McIntire Department of Art sponsors an interdisciplinary program in classical art and archaeology, leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. While the program aims to foster a thorough acquaintance with Gre...