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9 PhD Programs in Art Studies Arts Art History 2024

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PhD Programs in Art Studies Arts Art History

A PhD Art History program may examine a wide range of fields, such as contemporary art, ancient Near Eastern art, and critical theory. Candidates pursuing a PhD Art History degree  may study the broad range of art from around the world and different time periods, such as Native American art, 20th century European art, the arts of China, Japan, Baroque, Greek, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Requirements will differ depending on the university program, however most PhD Art History degrees are usually comprised of coursework, examinations, seminars, teaching, and research. Some may also require knowledge of a second language. Candidates often have the opportunity to conduct research internationally. Research will result in a dissertation or thesis, which candidates usually must defend in front of a panel of experts in the field.  Graduates holding PhD Art History degrees often go on to careers in academic institutions, museums and galleries around the world.

Scroll through the options below and find the PhD Art History program that will help you reach your goals!