Dual Degree in Art History


The Ernest G. Welch School of Arts & Design and The College of Arts offer a dual undergraduate/graduate degree program in Art History. The program provides qualified students with the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and then a master’s degree in as short a period as five years.

Acceptance into the dual degree program does not constitute admission to the graduate degree program. Admission to the graduate program occurs in the senior year and is contingent upon 1) successful completion of the bachelor’s degree, 2) maintaining the required program grade-point average, 3) performance in the graduate-level courses taken during the bachelor’s degree, and 4) meeting the other admission requirements of the specific program.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for this program, students should be in their junior (third) year of undergraduate work and have an overall Institutional GPA of 3.5. They should already have completed AH 3000 and at least two AH courses at the 4000 level. Application to the program involves completing a personal statement of goals and interests for enrollment in the dual degree program.

Application Process

Students seeking to apply for a dual undergraduate/graduate program should carefully review the specific program requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog. Those eligible to apply should complete the Dual Degree Application and submit it to the College of The Arts (Suite 990, 55 Park Pl). A summary of these processes is located on the current dual degree website

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The deadlines for submitting applications are as follows (although earlier submission is encouraged):

Spring Application Deadline: October 15
Fall Application Deadline: March 15

Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design contact Susan Richmond.

Student will meet with their senior advisor in the College of the Arts Office of Academic Assistance. The college will make a dual degree program admission decision within two to four weeks of the application deadline and school review of the applicant’s materials.