We regret to announce that the Department of History of Art will not accept applications to our graduate program for the 2021 admissions cycle in order to ensure that our department has resources to support our current students and to prepare for future admissions. The decision was not taken lightly. We look forward to reading applications again in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 cohort.
The Department of History of Art offers a two-stage integrated master’s and doctoral program (MA/PhD) in preparation for college teaching, writing, and specialized curatorial careers. Students are not admitted to work for a terminal MA degree, though students may apply for the MA after meeting Stage I requirements toward the PhD. Students work closely with faculty in courses, seminars, and on independent research projects to develop independent thought and a thorough knowledge of the field and its critical methods. Cross-disciplinary work in Berkeley’s distinguished departments of languages and literature, philosophy, rhetoric, film studies, women’s studies, history, and the social sciences is strongly encouraged. A student may opt for a more formal relationship with other departments through “Designated Emphases” programs, including Film Studies, the Group on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Critical Theory, and Folklore.
Graduate Student Advisor: Hannah Fischer
Mon & Fri 9am-12pm,
Wed 9am-12pm, 1-4pm
416 Doe Library
Head Graduate Advisor: Sugata Ray
421A Doe Library