New York University

Graduate School of Arts and Science

History of Art and Archaeology, Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and Curatorial Studies


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-History of Art and Archaeology, M.A.-History of Art and Archaeology, Adv. Cert.-Curatorial Studies (with Metropolitan Museum of Art; certificate awarded as part of Ph.D. program); Diploma-Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (diploma awarded as part of M.A. program)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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, the Institute plays a vital role in the public dissemination and discussion of art historical research through an active program of lectures and conferences. The courses of study prepare students to enter careers in university teaching, museum work, independent research and writing, art criticism, and art conservation. Whatever their professional goals, Institute students gain a sound knowledge in the history of art and a foundation in scholarship and connoisseurship as a basis for critical judgment and research. To the student who goes beyond the master's degree to the doctorate, the Institute provides a deeper understanding of a major area of the discipline and develops a capacity for independent scholarship. Research is as important a part of the program as classroom instruction. In the course of its history since 1931, the Institute of Fine Arts has trained a high number of the world’s most distinguished art history professors, curators, museum administrators, and conservators.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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