Art History and Archaeology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Requirements after the M.A. Degree

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Select 18 credits of coursework18
ARTH692Methods of Art History (if not previously taken)3
Dissertation Research Requirements
ARTH899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits33

Requirements for Students Who Bypass the M.A. and Enter Directly into the Doctoral Program

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Select 42 credits of coursework 142
ARTH692Methods of Art History3
Dissertation Research Requirements
ARTH899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits57

All doctoral students must pass two foreign language exams (one of these could have been taken as an M.A. student), submit a successful request for approval of doctoral exam topics, pass both the written and oral doctoral exams, successfully defend a dissertation proposal, and successfully defend a dissertation. 

A total of thirty-three credit hours, after the M.A. degree, is required for the Ph.D. program. This involves seven courses (21 credit hours), including Methods of Research (ARTH692) if not previously taken; the final twelve credit hours will be Dissertation Research (ARTH899). For the direct Ph.D.--in which the M.A. degree is bypassed--the student must complete a total of fifty-seven credit hours, including Methods of Research (ARTH692) and fourteen other courses; the final twelve credit hours will be Dissertation Research (ARTH899). For coursework distributional requirements, see the department's web page. A minimum grade of "B-" is required for all courses approved for graduate credit. Two grades below "B-" result in dismissal from the program.