(Major Code: 10031) (SIMS Code: 660517)
Admission to the Degree Curriculum
No new students are being admitted to this program until further notice.
In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the university, students wishing to be admitted to the art history graduate program with a classified graduate standing must complete the equivalent of the graduation requirements as specified in the current General Catalog (a minimum of 39 units of art history to include ART 593 ).
Students who do not meet the requirements for admission to the graduate program in art history but meet the requirements for graduate admission to the university, may, at the discretion of the art history faculty, be accepted with conditional standing.
Advancement to Candidacy
Classified graduates should contact the graduate adviser to discuss their individual graduate programs before the third week of their first semester.
Before advancement to candidacy, classified graduate students working for the Master of Arts degree with a concentration in art history must pass a qualifying examination in art history. Classified graduate students must have completed three semesters of college level French or German or, on the advice of the art history faculty, the language necessary for thesis research. Alternately, with the consent of the art history faculty, students may demonstrate a reading knowledge of the appropriate language by passing the Graduate School Foreign Language Examination (the French MLA examination is given by the Testing Services Office during the beginning of each semester; contact the School of Art and Design for permission to take the examination). The language requirement must be met before the add/drop date of the student’s first semester as a classified graduate student, or the student must enroll for appropriate language courses.
Specific Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree
In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , students must complete a graduate program of a minimum of 30 units which includes at least 24 units in art from courses listed below as acceptable for master’s degree programs in art, of which at least 16 units must be in 600- and 700-numbered courses.