Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Art History (PhD)

Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Description:Concordia's Ph.D. in Art History is offered through the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History, jointly administered by Concordia University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, and Université Laval. The program offers research and scholarship at the highest level, through training in empirical research, theoretical debate, and methodological inquiry. It encompasses the full spectrum of historical, modern, and contemporary periods, while also fostering critical and interdisciplinary modes of interpretation.

Within this interuniversity context, Concordia's Department of Art History has a reputation for its intellectually lively community of graduate students, who fully participate in the research profile and innovative teaching of the Department. Our faculty and graduate students actively contribute to fields such as: the history of photography, feminist traditions of art history, Inuit art history, cross-cultural studies and globalization, visual culture studies, architectural history, material culture history, new media studies, anthropological approaches to art, museum studies, and the historiography of the discipline.
URL:Art History (PhD) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $12,375

Approximate total program costs in Canadian dollars (based on 2016-2017 rates). Amounts include tuition, compulsory fees, health and dental plan as well as international health insurance.


These are estimations of tuition fees for students enrolled in a fall term and who complete all degree requirements in 8 consecutive terms (90-credit doctoral programs).

To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia and learn how tuition fees are calculated visit, concordia.ca/tuitionandfees

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended. Confidential Reference Letters. Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose. Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English or French-speaking university are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applications must include a thesis research project accompanied by a letter of support from the proposed supervisor in the department. Prospective students should therefore contact individual professors, or the Graduate Program Director, to find the right supervisor for their doctoral research project. A sample of writing (15 to 20 pages) is also required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2017

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