Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

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Art History (PhD)

Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers


The PhD in Art History is a bilingual inter-university program that enables students to develop advanced research skills and offers a dynamic environment for the exchange of ideas across intellectual communities. The program is jointly administered by Concordia, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal. With more than 40 research-active faculty members to work with, students undertake dissertations on a full range of historical, modern, and contemporary topics.

The program offers unparalleled access to Montreal’s cultural institutions and exceptional inter-library resources. Students receive rigorous methodological and theoretical training, and their research projects are complemented by opportunities for professional development that may include undergraduate course teaching, curating, editing and conference organizing. To learn more, visit our Interuniversity PhD in Art History website.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must possess a Master of Arts degree or its equivalent in Art History.
    Application Notes :
  • Master of Arts degree in Art History or its equivalent.
  • Thesis research project accompanied by a letter of support from the proposed supervisor in the Department of Art History. Prospective students should therefore contact individual professors, or the Graduate Program Director, to find the right supervisor for their doctoral research project.
  • Language Requirements. This is a bilingual interuniversity program, offered jointly with the Université de Montréal and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Students may successfully complete all of its various components in English, in French, or in a combination of both languages. Applicants are therefore required to be fully proficient in English or French. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
  • * 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 February 16, 2023

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