Concordia's PhD 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 are actively contributing to fields such as the history of photography, feminist traditions of art history, First Nations art history, cross-cultural studies and globalization, material and visual culture, architectural history, craft history, new media studies, museum studies, and historiography of the discipline.
Professional training is an integral part of Concordia's approach to doctoral studies. Students have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants, and beginning in their second or third year of study, may be invited to develop and teach courses in the Department of Art History’s undergraduate program.
To learn more about the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History, and its specific configuration at Concordia, please visit the program website.
To learn about Admission to the program through Concordia - including deadlines, minimum education qualifications, required documents, and proof of language proficiency - consult our admission requirements. This information is specific to Concordia and should be read in conjuction with the general admissions information on the interuniversity program website.
To read more information about Graduate Studies at Concordia - including important dates, funding, student forms, thesis preparation information, and the graduate academic calendar - visit the School of Graduate Studies.
To see what past students have written about, consult our list of theses and dissertations.