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

A total of thirty-three credit hours, after the M.A. degree, is required for the Ph.D. program. For the direct Ph.D.--in which the M.A. degree is bypassed--the student must complete a total of fifty-seven credit hours. 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.

Advance to Candidacy: In addition to the below course requirements, all doctoral students must pass two advisor-approved, field-specific 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, and successfully defend a dissertation proposal, and 

Post-candidacy: Students must successfully defend a dissertation. 

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