Doctor of Philosophy in Art History

Major: ARTH
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/art/

Program Information

The Ph.D. Program in Art History is not currently accepting applications for Admission.

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, students must submit the following credentials:

  1. Application to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Graduate Admissions
  2. Transcripts of all colleges attended (undergraduate or graduate)
  3. Three current, substantive letters of recommendation, appended to the recommendation forms
  4. Graduate Record Examination scores (a minimum GRE verbal score of 160 is required by the Art History Program for admission)
  5. A statement of purpose (approximately one thousand words in length) that details academic interests, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree in Art History, and intended field of study
  6. A writing sample that can stand as evidence of the applicant's intellectual, investigative, and expository skills
  7. International students must meet all criteria, including the TOEFL examination, set forth in the Graduate Catalog

Coursework required for the Ph.D. in Art History includes completion of the M.A. plus 15 credit hours ARTH 500-level electives, 15 credit hours ARTH 600-level electives, 6 credit hours of Dissertation Research, and 6 credit hours of graduate level electives outside the Art History Program, for a total of 72 credit hours. Additional 600-level courses may be substituted for 500-level.

Up to a total of 15 credit hours of 500 or 600 level electives outside Art History may be substituted for Art History electives of similar level provided they are appropriate and are approved in advance by the student's advisor.

Students are required to demonstrate facility in two foreign languages, one of which must be relevant to the field of dissertation research (for example, Latin or Greek for ancient art). Some areas of Art History require that students have a mastery of epigraphy and paleography. Students in any field in which extensive language study is necessary in order to conduct research must concentrate on the relevant language or languages before taking the comprehensive exam.

Language proficiency is demonstrated in one of two ways: 1) Taking a proficiency examination administered by the department, scheduled in the fall and spring semesters. The proficiency exam is a one hour translation examination with the use of a dictionary. Students are required to demonstrate intermediate level facility in the language. 2) Completing the intermediate level of the language course at the University of Louisville with a grade of B or better.

Through course work, independent study, and directed readings, each student must prepare her/himself to pass a written comprehensive exam before admission to candidacy. Language requirements must have been met and all course work completed before a student may take the comprehensive exam.

After being admitted to candidacy, the student must write a dissertation and defend it in a final oral examination.

Curriculum

General Requirements:

Notes:

  1. Students are expected to take any courses necessary in preparation for scholarly research.
  2. Students must continue to enroll for credit each Fall and Spring, including any semesters after coursework has been completed and before graduation. After completing minimum course requirements for the program, doctoral students must maintain continuous registration until the completion of the degree. Once enrolled in Doctoral Candidacy, students must maintain enrollment year round (Fall, Spring and Summer) until the completion of the degree.
  3. A minimum gpa of 3.5 must be maintained in the Ph.D. program.
  4. The Art History faculty periodically review Ph.D. students who have not yet advanced to candidacy and will discourage from further work those students whose progress and performance are deemed unsatisfactory.

Faculty

John Begley

Assistant Professor Emeritus

R. Todd Burns

Associate Professor

Thomas Buser

Associate Professor Emeritus

Tiffany Calvert

Assistant Professor

Mary Carothers

Associate Professor

Ying Kit Chan

Professor

Henry Chodkowski, Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Dario A. Covi

Professor Emeritus

Robert L. Douglas, Sr.

Professor Emeritus

Mitch Eckert

Associate Professor

Christopher B. Fulton

Associate Professor

Linda M. Gigante

Professor Emerita

Lida Gordon

Professor Emerita

James Grubola

Professor

Barbara L. Hanger

Associate Professor

Benjamin Hufbauer

Associate Professor

Susan Jarosi

Associate Professor

Meena Khalili

Assistant Professor

Jongwoo Kim

Associate Professor

Jay M. Kloner

Associate Professor Emeritus

Delin Lai

Associate Professor

Stephanie J. Maloney

Professor Emerita

Scott Massey
Associate Professor

Chair

Gabrielle Mayer

Associate Professor Emerita

Suzanne Mitchell

Professor Emerita

William D. Morgan

Professor Emerita

Mark A. Priest

Professor

Christopher Reitz

Assistant Professor

Che Rhodes

Associate Professor

Rachel Singel

Assistant Professor

Steven Skaggs

Professor

John Whitesell

Professor Emerita