Accelerated Art History Master’s Degree

About the Accelerated Art History Degree:

With the permission of the Graduate Advisor, undergraduate Art History majors may take as many as four (4) GRADUATE COURSES as part of the BA in Art History. These courses will contribute to the completion of the requirements for the undergraduate Art History major.

Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA in Art History and should have completed 75-78 credits before applying. Applicants are required to submit by email attachment to the Graduate Advisor ( (i) a writing sample consisting of a scan/PDF of a complete and graded essay or paper by the student, which is at least two pages or more and demonstrates some of the student’s best work in a QC Art History course; (ii) the names of two Art History faculty members or instructors at QC who have agreed to serve as the student’s recommenders (no formal letters of recommendation are needed); and (iii) the student’s CUNY ID number. Students approved to begin the Accelerated MA in Art History may take any 700-level Art History course in lieu of necessary undergraduate electives.

*NOTE: If a student earned 12 graduate credits upon the completion of the BA in Art History, it is possible to complete the MA in Art History with an additional year of courses. However, the Art Department typically only offers two or three graduate courses per semester. Therefore, to complete the program on an accelerated basis, students might need to complete additional coursework at Hunter, City, or Brooklyn Colleges or the Graduate Center. Please discuss this with the Graduate Advisor.

To apply, please complete an application form and send it to the current Graduate Advisor, Professor Bill Clark. To learn more about the Master’s in Art History (MA), see the Graduate Art History page.

For more information about accelerated degrees, visit the QC Accelerated Masters programs website.

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