MA in Art History: Full-time or Part-time Enrollment

MA students may enroll full-time or part-time. Both full-time and part-time students are required to complete 10 courses, including 2 sections of the MA thesis course. All students must accumulate 2 Residence Units.

Full-time

Full-time students must have completed all required coursework for the MA degree by the end of their first year and be given a favorable first–year evaluation to continue to the MA thesis stage. The MA thesis must be completed within the second and final year in the program.  

Sample program for full-time students:

Sample program for students enrolled in the dual MA degree program (students are required to complete 14 courses).

Columbia students interested in the dual MA degree program should consult with the MA program director. To be eligible for the exchange, students must be registered full-time and complete the dual MA degree program within two years.

Part-time

Part-time students must have completed all required coursework for the MA degree by the end of their third year and be given a favorable first, second, or third-year evaluation to continue to the MA thesis stage. The MA thesis must be completed no later than the fourth year in the program.

Sample program for part-time students (2-year option):

Sample program for part-time students (3-year option):

Sample program for part-time students (4-year option):