Art History

Degree Types: PhD

The Department of Art History offers a doctoral program for students with a solid undergraduate grounding in the field. Coursework moves from a general, conceptual survey of the discipline to a more specific exploration of the student's chosen field. Graduates are primarily trained for teaching careers, but many alumni have had considerable success in the museum field.

The faculty is renowned for its interdisciplinary scholarship with particular strengths in Central and East Asia art across centuries, early modern and 19th-century European art and architecture, Modern and Contemporary art and architecture across the globe, and Black Visual Culture in the United States and African Diaspora. 

Students in this program are also encouraged to participate in TGS’s Interdisciplinary Initiative program. For more information on how you can have a second intellectual “home” outside of your department or program, please visit the Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative page.

See Art History Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

PhD Program Statistics