Ph.D. On Campus

Art History

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
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The Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago supports study and research leading to a degree at the doctoral level. 



  • The PhD in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicagois designed to promote intellectual inquiry and provide professional-level training in the discipline, in a program that provides both wide coverage and particular depth in areas of faculty strength, including, but not limited to, the History of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism; Global Art Histories; and the History of Modern and Contemporary Art. Students may also pursue topics that combine these areas of focus or expand beyond them.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Historiography of the Visual Arts, 1750 to 1960
  • Toward New Histories of the Visual Arts, 1960 to the Present
  • Topics in Medieval Art and Architecture
  • Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Topics in North American Art and Architecture
  • Topics on Art in Chicago

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Doctoral applicants who have a Master of Arts degree in a related field may be accepted directly into the doctoral program with the transfer of up to 32 credits toward the doctorate. 
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required, preferably from professors and others who are familiar with the applicant’s potential for serious academic work.
  • Applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (2–3 pages) that should address the reasons for wishing to do doctoral work and the relationship of this work to their professional and career objectives.
  • Applicants must submit a sample of their written work (approximately 25 pages).
  •  Applicants must submit a list of their academic and professional achievements (1-4 pages).

Tuition Fee

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    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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