York University - Graduate Studies

Art History

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Description:The Graduate Program in Art History is designed to meet contemporary Canadian needs in the areas of art and architectural history, critical theory and writing, visual culture, and the gallery and museum field. It focuses on the Canadian heritage in the visual arts, which is defined as works of art made by Canadians and works which have been brought to Canada to find a permanent home here. The program is bilingual in principal.

The M.A. in Art History normally requires two years of full-time study. Part-time students, especially those with experience in the discipline, are encouraged to apply. Where possible, students should be prepared to devote themselves to full-time study at least during their first year in the Graduate Program.
URL:Art History at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:*
National: $3,709

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
The basic admission requirement for candidates to the M.A. in Art History is an Honors B.A. or equivalent with at least a B (second class) standing from a recognized university, preferably with an art history major and studio experience. An undergraduate major presupposes at least five full-year courses (or equivalent) in art history. Students from other disciplines may be required to spend a qualifying year taking appropriate undergraduate courses. In these cases, admission to the M.A. Program does not constitute formal candidacy for the degree. The student will submit a written application to the committee for the candidacy.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 17, 2017