The M.A. and Ph.D. programs offer advanced training in the study of visual and material culture from the Middles Ages to the present. The Queen's Art History program is strongly committed to mentoring and to the training of graduate students in a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and issues, including the technical examination of art, gender studies, critical theory, cultural representation, and the relationships among art, literature, and science.
Many of our former Ph.D. students are now faculty members at other universities.
"Choosing the Department of Art at Queen's University to pursue doctoral studies in Art History was one of the best decisions I have ever made."
"I felt extremely well prepared for the market, and versed in the debates and critical theories of contemporary art practice and visual culture after graduating from Queen's."
"I have no doubt that the exceptional way in which the Department's faculty combine professional and academic training was instrumental in my finding a tenure-track position during the final year of my doctoral studies."
"One of the things I valued most about doing my graduate work at Queen's was the sense of community."
Some course credits are available for time spent working at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the ROM and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
The Bader Fellowship allows Ph.D. students to research in Europe. Other opportunities depend on the topic and funding available.
New M.A. students must choose a supervisor during the second term of study. Ph.D. candidates must have a supervisor in place before applying. For more details on each faculty member go to the Art History website Faculty Page
Graduates from our programs have found work in: academic and teaching appointments; museum, curatorial and cultural policy positions; writing and publishing; and commercial galleries and auction houses.
The basic funding package consists of teaching assistantships and Queen’s Graduate Awards. Additional funding is available through Queen’s University Graduate Fellowships and internal scholarships. We encourage all students to apply for external funding through OGS, SSHRC and other organizations. Queen’s automatically issues a $5,000 top-up award to winners of federal government Tri-Council Awards.
If required, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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