The University of Florida

School of Art and Art History

Art History


PO Box 114000, 222 Criser Hall

PO Box 115705

Gainesville, FL 32653

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Art History. Ph.D. Degree Requirements See the Graduate Catalogue for general requirements. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Art History, (, for specific information about this program., M.A. - Art History. The MA in art history requires 36 credit hours. Students take 28 hours of graduate courses with at least five art history professors. Up to nine credits may be taken in related areas with the approval of the chair of the supervisory committee. (For example, those interested in African art may want to take advantage of courses offered through the Center for African Studies.) In addition, three credits must be taken in methodology and bibliography in preparation for thesis research. Six credits of thesis research culminating in an original thesis complete the degree requirements.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

30 semester hour MA in Art History; specialties in Western and Non-Western art available. The Art History program at the University of Florida, which has expanded significantly in size and scope in recent years, offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The M.A. is designed for students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in Art History and for those interested in gallery, museum or other professional positions related to the visual arts. The Ph.D. prepares students for academic and curatorial careers in a range of fields. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides the intellectual foundation necessary for developing critical judgment as well as the specialized training needed to conduct advanced scholarly research. Students work closely with faculty in courses, seminars and individual research projects to develop independent thought as well as thorough knowledge of the field and its critical methods.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Domestic students are eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Locale: Midsize City

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