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Tuition and Fees 

Undergraduate Tuition/Fees Information
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Like most FSU disciplines, the Art History major also requires an equipment fee of all undergraduate majors and graduate students, to support maintenance and upgrades of technology in labs, seminar rooms, library, and gallery.  The Art History fee is $80 per semester.

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Grants, Fellowships, & Assistantships

Generous fellowships and grants are available through the Art History Department and the Graduate School at FSU.

Master’s Awards

All applicants to the Master’s program are automatically considered for research assistantships with full tuition waivers, on the basis of past record and future potential as professional art historians. Each recipient works ten hours per week for the department, either assisting a professor or working in the Art History Media Center, the department office, or the Museum of Fine Arts.

Doctoral Fellowships

All doctoral students are supported with fellowships and full tuition waivers for a minimum of three years. Doctoral fellows work 10 hours per week for the department as teaching assistants. Applicants may also be nominated by the department for prestigious University fellowships offered each year to a select number of incoming graduate students with outstanding scholastic records. Please note that although our final application deadline is April 1, PhD applications must be received by January 1 to be eligible for University fellowships.

The following department fellowships are available for advanced doctoral students.  Application information and forms are on the department Blackboard site. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies for more information. The FSU Graduate School also offers advanced doctoral fellowships to support dissertation research.

  • Conference Travel Grants
    This grant provides up to $800 annually to cover the costs of conference registration, travel and lodging for doctoral students giving papers at scholarly conferences. The application should name the conference, provide the title of the paper to be presented and detail expected costs and should be accompanied by evidence that the paper has been accepted (e.g., an acceptance letter or a copy of the program). Applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • FSU International Programs London Fellowships
    Doctoral students finished with coursework are eligible for teaching appointments which provide travel to and housing in London. Details on these fellowships are at the bottom of this page.
  • Friends of Art History Dissertation Research Award
    Up to $1,000 to cover the cost of travel and living expenses to conduct research for a Ph.D. dissertation. Available to doctoral students whose dissertation prospectus has been approved. The application should detail progress on the dissertation to date, explain the need to travel and provide an itemized budget of projected expenses. The award may be held once. Applications are accepted in the spring.
  • Gerson Medieval Doctoral Research Grant
    Up to $2,000 to support doctoral research for students working in the area of Medieval Art History (Western European or Byzantine). Applications are considered on a rolling basis and must address the proposed research plan and proposed expenditures in detail. Research funded by the grant must be completed no more than 12 months prior to or after the date of the award. Recipients may receive the award once annually.
  • Mason Dissertation Research Award
    Up to $4,000 to cover the cost of travel and living expenses to conduct research for a Ph.D. dissertation. Available to doctoral students whose dissertation prospectus has been approved. The application should detail progress on the dissertation to date, explain the need to travel, and provide an itemized budget of projected expenses. The award may be held once. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring.

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International Programs London Fellowships

Art History doctoral students in good standing who are finished with all coursework are eligible for the following fellowships in London.

Spring Break Program Teaching Assistantship

The Art History TA will be the instructor for the Art History London Spring Break program while teaching either ARH3056 or ARH3057 on FSU’s Main Campus. Duties will include assisting IP with student recruitment and supervising the students in London during the week of Spring Break.

The compensation package for the Spring Break Assistantship includes a departmental stipend for teaching the course in the spring, airfare, housing, CISI international insurance and all program related social/cultural events and entrance expenses.

Spring Semester Teaching Assistantship

The Art History TA will teach two classes, ARH2000 and ARH3057, on the FSU London campus during the spring semester. Duties will also include serving as lecturer for the Art History Spring Break Program.

The compensation package for the Spring Semester Assistantship includes a stipend for teaching the two semester courses and the week-long Spring Break Program course, airfare, housing, tuition waivers, CISI international insurance, visa assistance and all program related social/cultural events and entrance expenses.