The PhD in art history is considered the terminal degree in the field and often necessary for teaching at an advanced level, but there are many career options open to those with a master’s in art history. Most programs offers specializations that can help you hone your skill set to be aligned with your ideal position. Archivist and gallery assistant are two paths open to holders of the MA in art history. This degree is offered online by a limited number of schools and therefore this review was not subject to the more usual ranking on a number of qualities. The following schools are ordered by decreasing hourly tuition cost.
#1 – Lindenwood University
Saint Charles, Missouri
MA in Art History Online
Lindenwood University uses a blend of contemporary and classical techniques to approach the online master of arts in art history. It is a 36 credit hour program which includes coursework in non-Western art, baroque art, and history of graphic design. The program requests a 1,000 word statement of purpose with the applicant’s admission packet. Lindenwood University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The online graduate tuition rate for this program is $500 per credit hour.
#2 – Azusa Pacific University
Online MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Azusa Pacific University has an online master of arts in modern art history, theory, and criticism degree that is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in 17-24 months. The program requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher, official transcripts, resume, two recommendations, a 1,500 letter of intent, and a $45 application fee. With a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1, the program includes coursework in methodologies of art history and visual culture. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission, Azusa Pacific University asks a tuition rate of $630 per credit hour for this program.
This concludes the list of the top 2 online MAs in art history online in 2019.