Graduate students in our program pursue the MA, the PhD, or a joint MA in Art History along with an MS in the School of Information and Library Science. Our multidisciplinary program prepares students for careers as academics and professionals, fostering research and writing skills in an environment of intellectual inquiry, collegiality, and enthusiasm for the study of visual arts. Faculty members specialize in a wide array of artistic traditions, spanning geographies, media, and time periods. Students in the graduate program take advantage of the Ackland Art Museum (located next door to the Art Department), strong area studies centers, an art library and special collections library with extensive collections, close ties with Duke University that include inter-institutional exchanges for students and faculty, as well as a vibrant regional arts scene.

Graduate Admissions

MA Degree Requirements

MSIS/MA and MSLS/MA Degrees

PhD Degree Requirements

Current MA/PhD Students

Graduate Student Support

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