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Art History (PhD)

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Degree
Doctorate (PhD)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Thesis
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
4 years
Credits
90 credits
Start term
Fall

Program overview

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.

Program structure

Admission requirements

  • 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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

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