In the Doctoral Program, students deepen their exploration of art history or classical archaeology and demonstrate their ability to carry out original scholarship.
The department advises doctoral students in the following areas of study:
Fall deadline: January 18
The department accepts as candidates for the Ph.D. students who have earned an M.A. or its equivalent in art history or classical archaeology, either from the University of Missouri-Columbia or from an institution recognized by the University. An M.A. thesis is a prerequisite for the Ph.D. in both art history and classical archaeology. The Doctoral Program Committee determines the acceptability of work completed elsewhere.
Students completing an M.A. degree in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia who want to continue for the Ph.D. must be accepted for advising by a faculty member who is a member of the doctoral faculty. Such students should submit a statement of purpose and a current CV to the department by the January 18 deadline. After they are accepted for advising, they need to submit a “Change of Program, Degree, Emphasis or Advisor Form” to the Office of Graduate Studies.
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All application materials must be submitted directly through the Graduate Studies online application. Applications will not be considered complete until we receive the following: