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Welcome to the Graduate Programs in Art History at Florida State University! Whether you are seeking to deepen your knowledge in a specific area or to explore possible avenues for professionalization, you will find here a faculty internationally recognized for high quality research and practical expertise in the field. We invite you to take a look at the profiles of our professors. Building upon the wide range of disciplinary sub-fields in which we specialize, you will be able to create your own studies and career path and to design in innovative ways your own research field in view of your thesis or dissertation. Read more about our fields of study.

Our offerings extend far beyond the classroom, thanks to our connections with the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the university’s extensive International Programs, and Florida state and local archaeological agencies. We bring renowned scholars to campus each year for our distinguished lecture series, and for 40 years we have hosted a Graduate Student Symposium that brings together emerging scholars from around the country and results in an internationally distributed peer-reviewed publication.

We offer Master’s programs in Art History and Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS) and a doctoral degree (PhD) in Art History.

MA in Art History MA in MCHS PhD in Art History

The application season opens on November 1. For all graduate programs, review of applications will begin on January 1 and will continue throughout the spring semester until all positions are filled. The final application deadline is May 15. For funding consideration, the deadline is January 1.

Graduate Application

Fields of Study

Students are guided through the program by the Director of Graduate Studies and an individual advisor chosen during the first year by the student from her/his field of study. We offer courses in three major fields of study: The Post-Ancient and Medieval World, Modernities and Modernisms, and Visual Cultures of the Americas.

Opportunities and Support

For information on departmental and university financial support for graduate study, please visit our Funding page. Graduate students in Art History at Florida State University also have a variety of opportunities for international studies, internships and sponsored research.