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The Department of Art History offers a PhD and a number of graduate minors.

We offer extensive resources for research, exciting interdisciplinary collaboration with scholars across a top public research university with an excellent reputation, and direct engagement with world-class art collections in a vibrant urban center. Our faculty are engaged in rigorous, field-shaping research, for which we consider collaboration with a diverse group of excellent graduate students essential. The faculty’s unique range of expertise allows us to offer specialized training that only a few other institutions in North America are able to match.

Graduates are highly successful and go on to take positions as professors at colleges and universities, as curators in museums and galleries, and as professionals in a variety of fields across the US and internationally.

The University of Minnesota does not offer a terminal MA in art history.