Ph.D. Program in Art History - gc.cuny.edu.
The Master of Arts program in art history is designed to prepare students to meet the specialized requirements of work in museums, galleries, auction houses, publishing, and teaching. This program deepens students’ insights into the history of art as a whole and provides them with opportunities to develop research skills in specific areas under the direction of scholars in those fields.
The Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is a major center for research and graduate training in a wide array of fields of historical inquiry, ranging from ancient to contemporary times and covering Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The program stresses training in primary research and encourages interdisciplinary study.
The PhD Program. The PhD program in this department is considered one of the foremost in the country. The doctoral degree is offered in a wide range of fields from Ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology to contemporary art and critical theory, with most of the major fields in between strongly represented: Aegean, Greek, Roman; western Medieval and Byzantine; Italian French and British.
The Ph.D. Program in Art History began in 1971, with the goal of producing scholars, teachers, museum personnel, art critics, and other professionals specializing in the history of modern and contemporary art and architecture, both European and American, from 1780 to the present, as well as art criticism and theory, while providing students with a general background in the history of art.
Art of the United States, Latin America, and Their Cross-Currents, 1750-1950 GC Faculty Bio. Antonella M. Pelizzari 19th- and 20th-Century History of Photography GC Faculty Bio. Harriet F. Senie Contemporary American Art GC Faculty Bio. Judy Sund Modern European Art (18th through 20th-Centuries) and Art of the Americas (Pre-Columbian to Modern.
Applicants must have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (BA, BFA, or BS), and must have completed at least 12 credits of undergraduate courses in art history and have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in those courses, with a minimum 3.0 index overall.
Welcome to the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY! The Program is dedicated to the development of scholars, teachers, museum curators, art critics, and other arts professionals.