The Art History department offers three tracks for our Masters degree program. In addition, we also offer a 4+1 B.A./M.A. program in Curatorial Studies, which enables undergraduates to complete both degrees within five years.
Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS)
The track in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) has a separate admissions process and set of requirements. More information can be found here.
Curatorial Studies Track
The Curatorial Studies track offers a curriculum designed for students who wish to be involved with visual arts as a profession beyond academia and is applicable to a number of careers in the visual arts, including at museums, galleries, non-profits, and the private sector. Curatorial Studies differs from Art History in that it emphasizes hands-on training, ethical concerns, the history and practice of collecting and display, audience engagement, and the real-world issues that impact art institutions. More information can be found here.
Art History Track
The Art History track affords students the opportunity to pursue higher training that can prepare them for applying to Ph.D. programs in the future. It can serve as a bridge program for students who show exceptional promise but do not have the requisite background or research experience to apply directly to a Ph.D. program. The program at Rutgers is targeted especially towards students who have a compelling reason to study with specific faculty members in the department, and potential applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members in the department to ensure that the program would serve their needs and interests. More information can be found here.
B.A./M.A. Program in Curatorial Studies
[Information to be posted shortly. Any undergradaute interested in the program should contact the Graduate Program Director. Applications are due November 1.
Information on the M.A. for Ph.D. Candidates
Ph.D. students wishing to obtain an M.A. degree should consult the guidelines provided in connection to the Doctoral Degree.