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Art History, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #253 (BCR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The Art History graduate program is organized into two major areas of concentration, each of which integrates several fields of specialization—Art of the Americas and a general concentration in Art History.
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Art of the Americas brings together the arts of pre and post- conquest cultures. Along with the study of the acknowledged discontinuities in form and series brought about by European conquest, this concentration promotes the equally important study of architecture. The goal is to promote a clearer understanding of the Art of the Americas within the larger unity now perceived for American art traditions.

We also offer a degree in Art History. Students may pursue a specialization within either of the preceding major areas of concentration. While focusing on a specialized field in preparation for their Ph.D. dissertation, students must also familiarize themselves with their general area of concentration. Students are also encouraged to select courses in other graduate units within the University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Ph.D. Concentrations:

  • 19th and 20th Century Western Art History
  • Art of Colonial America – Art of the United States
  • Built Environment (see below for concentration specific requirements)History of Architecture
  • History of Graphic Arts
  • History of Photography
  • Modern Latin America / Latino Art History
  • Native American Art HistoryPre-Columbian Art History
  • Spanish Colonial Art History

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants for admission the MA program should preferably have an undergraduate major in art history with a minimum of 24 semester hours as well as advanced courses in history, literature, and philosophy.

You need to submit:

  • Online application, $50 fee, pay with credit card.
  • Letter of intent
  • CV or Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from every college or university you have attended, whether you earned a degree there or not. (Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded during application; official transcripts must be mailed to the Admissions Office.)
  • A writing sample, demonstrating your best academic writing. This should be a 7-10 page Art Historical research paper.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8343 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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