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College of the Arts

School of Art

211 Art Building
Tel: 330-672-2192


The Master of Arts in Art History emphasizes obtaining a comprehensive view of world art and specializing in one area for the thesis.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); goal statement(s); a “statement of purpose”; three letters of recommendation; and curriculum vitae.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 35 total credit hours to graduate.

Thesis/ Dissertation

The thesis is a significant project or body of work done independently of other coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct research or produce a significant, original project in a discriminating and disciplined manner. The thesis topic should be one that will further the student’s knowledge and ability in the specialty by demonstrating skill as a researcher or studio artist. The outcome should be an effort that serves as a foundation for the pursuit of independent work when the graduate program is completed. At this stage, students are expected to work in close consultation with their thesis advisor.


A reading knowledge of either French, German or other approved foreign language is required.

Successful completion of the Candidacy Review Examination is a requirement in every School of Art graduate program. In art history the examination is given when all regular coursework is completed. Successful completion of the examination designates the student as a candidate for the degree.


National Association of Schools of Art and Design