McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Art History

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Description The graduate program in Art History offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and is extremely active. The programs cover a wide range of areas of study delimited by the Department's fields of specialization, which include the following: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, Contemporary, Canadian, East Asian, Architectural History, New Media, Print Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Representation, and art historical methodologies, notably feminism and postcolonialism. All of our faculty members are outstanding scholars in their respective fields and are involved in a wide range of major collaborative and individual research projects, many involving faculty from other universities, departments, and programs (such as Communication Studies, English and Literary Studies, Histories of Science and Medicine, Religious Studies, Classics, History, and Women’s Studies). These research projects allow us to offer relevant research training opportunities and assistantships to our graduate students.
Website: Art History at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

1. Application form (to be filled out online). 2. Application fee (payable by credit card when filling out the online application). 3. Transcripts (2 official copies). 4. Two letters of recommendation (each accompanied by the following "Recommendation Form" filled out by the letter writer 5. Written samples (1 sample in English or French). 6. A research statement outlining the area or project to be pursued at McGill. 7. Proof of Citizenship (Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Two letters of recommendation on letterhead or bearing the university seal and with original signatures from two instruc tors familiar with the applicant’s work, preferably in the appli cant’s area of specialization, are required. Each letter is to be accompanied by a recommender form that can be down loaded from the admissions page on the Department's web site. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange for these letters and forms to be sent. The Department also requires a 250-word statement outlining the candidate's major interest in Art History as well as an example of written work. Applicants should send complete dossiers by Jan uary 9 (Ph.D. applicants) or by February 6 (M.A. applicants) to the Graduate Administrative Coordinator, Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015