Course Requirements

  • Graduate Seminar in Curatorial Issues and Practice: 3 hours 
  • Graduate Seminar in Art History: 3 hours
  • Four additional courses in art history (chosen from art history elective courses): 12 hours
  • Six free elective courses  (chosen from approved interdisciplinary courses, independent study, practical internships): 18  hours
  • Thesis Track - Thesis (in written or exhibition form): 6 hours (counts toward the 18 hour free elective requirement)
  • Non-Thesis Track – Oral and Written Examination
  • Demonstrated reading ability in one foreign language*

For specific course information about courses offered, see the Graduate Catalog on the UH website:

The department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) at the University of Houston offers courses in reading for graduate students in French, German, and Italian