Degree Requirements

MA

Courses

By Major Research Paper (MRP) - 21 Credits

  • 3 credits Methods, Theory and Historiography of Art History - GS ARTH 5100 3.0
  • 18 credits graduate seminars in Art History or 15 credits graduate seminars in Art History plus:
  • 3 credits approved Cognate (graduate level or 4th-year undergraduate course outside Art History)
  • Non-credit Research and Professional Practices Seminar - GS ARTH 6000 0.0
  • Non-credit Major Research Paper Seminar - GS ARTH 6010 0.0
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By Major Research Paper (MRP) with Curatorial Studies Diploma - 24 Credits

  • 3 credits Methods, Theory, and Historiography of Art History - GS ARTH 5100 3.0
  • 12 credits graduate seminars in Curatorial and Museum Studies including:

Museums and Galleries - GS ARTH 5170 3.0
Curatorial Practices - GS ARTH 5175 3.0
Placement - GS ARTH 5190 3.0
Art History Intensive Summer Institute - GS ARTH 6020 3.0

  • 9 credits graduate seminars in Art History or 6 credits graduate seminars in Art History plus:
  • 3 credits approved Cognate (graduate or 4th-year undergraduate course outside Art History)
  • Non-credit Research and Professional Practices Seminar - GS ARTH 6000 0.0
  • Non-credit Major Research Paper Seminar - GS ARTH 6010 0.0
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Language

An examination testing reading knowledge of another language other than English

Major Research Paper

  • The equivalent of writing a publishable article 35 to 50 pages in length including foot/endnotes, acknowledgments, bibliography, and list of illustrations
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Minimum Time to Completion

Five terms

PhD

Courses

Advanced Research and Dissertation Seminar - GS ARTH 6200 3.0 plus FOUR additional 3.0 credit courses among graduate seminars. Students may apply to take courses outside the program.

Translation Exam

An examination testing the student’s reading knowledge of another language other than English as appropriate to the research program.

Comprehensive Examinations

The comprehensive examination takes place in the fourth semester of study, during the fall semester of the second year. The intention for the comprehensive examinations is to demonstrate an understanding of the field and the context of scholarly intervention. It takes the form of one sit-down exam of five to six hours. The exam consists of two or three questions agreed upon by the supervisory committee, with a bibliography to be determined by the committee in consultation with the student. The questions are oriented in two specific ways to address (a) the breadth and (b) the depth of the bibliography. The comprehensive exam is graded as pass/fail, with the option to be rewritten once. It is be followed by an oral defense with the supervisory committee. The oral exam is likewise graded as pass/ fail, with the option to be retaken once. The comprehensive exam, then, involves the mastery and synthesis of key concepts and methodologies from a focussed body of literature in order to prepare the student for dissertation writing.

Dissertation

A dissertation on a topic approved by the program’s graduate executive committee presented and defended in accordance with the dissertation regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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