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Graduates with a BA in art history are equipped for a wide range of professional careers -- in museums, galleries, auction houses, or publishing (although advanced study is usually necessary for professional progress in these fields). An art history major is not only a sound preparation for any professional field, it may also provide a distinct advantage for entry into those fields, given the increasing preference of law, medical, and professional schools for students with a broad intellectual background.
Our graduates have held positions at:
Graduates have been accepted into the following Art History MA and PhD programs:
Recent graduates have gone on to PhD programs at institutions such as:
Our graduates hold positions in museums and agencies such as:
Our graduates have taught at:
Other graduates are in the forefront of visual resources information and technology. These include Kathe Albrecht, who is a nationally recognized project coordinator for the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project, and a spokesperson for the Visual Resources Association; and Eleanor Fink, Director of the Getty Art History Information Program.
The master's degree in art history is the appropriate preparation for a wide range of professional careers. Many positions in museums and other art institutions require an MA (not a PhD) in art history. The MA is also suitable for such specialized areas as visual resources, art libraries (in conjunction with a library science degree), conservation, and historic preservation. The master's degree also provides a solid foundation for those who decide to continue graduate study toward the doctorate.