Ph.D. Program


The Doctor of Philosophy is intended for students intent on an academic career or in curating. It is the highest degree offered in the field, and students must be able to demonstrate the highest proficiency in their principal area of concentration (the major field) and from one or more related fields (called minor fields). The program typically includes several years of coursework followed by completion of a book-length manuscript based on primary research conducted over multiple years. Funding priority is given to Ph.D. students.

Students may enter the Ph.D. directly (without an M.A.) provided they commit to that path of study. Students with an M.A. in Art History may apply to count some of their M.A. coursework toward the Ph.D.