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ART HISTORY Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress

To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress in addition to the requirements of the program.

Master's Degrees:

M.A., with available Asian track

M.A. double degree with Library and Information Studies M.A.

Doctoral Degrees:

Ph.D., with available named option in Architectural History

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

M.A.—30 credits

M.A.–Asian track—30 credits

M.A. double degree with Library and Information Studies M.A.—64 credits

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

Ph.D.—51 credits

Ph.D.–named option Architectural History—51 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

M.A.—24 credits

M.A.–Asian track—24 credits

M.A. double degree with Library and Information Studies M.A.—20 credits in art history

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

Ph.D.—32 credits

Ph.D.–named option Architectural History—32 credits

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

M.A.—half of degree coursework (15 out of 30 total credits) must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher.

Art History M.A. and Library & Information Studies M.A. double degree—half of degree coursework (32 credits out of 64 total credits) must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher, or in the following courses clearly designated as graduate courses: AH601, AH602, AH650.

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

Half of Ph.D. coursework (26 out of 51 total credits) must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher.

 

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 9 credits of graduate coursework from other institutions. coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to the master's degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Allowed up to 7 credits numbered 700 or above, and graduate level courses AH601, AH602 and AH650.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count up to 15 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special students. coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master's degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

Ph.D.—With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 21 credits of graduate work from other institutions. Coursework earned ten years or more prior to admission to the doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Ph.D.–named option Architectural History—designated courses taught by BLC-affiliated faculty at UW–Milwaukee.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Ph.D.—allowed up to 7 credits numbered 700 or above, and graduate level courses AH601, AH602 and AH650.

Ph.D.–named option Architectural History—no prior coursework from UW–Madison undergraduate career may count toward requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count up to 15 credits of coursework numbered 600 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special students. coursework earned ten or more years prior to admission to a master's degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Ph.D.–named option Architectural History—no prior coursework from UW–Madison Special student career may count toward requirements.

Credits per Term Allowed

12 credits

Credits per Term Allowed: 12 credits

Program-Specific Courses Required

Art History 701

Program-Specific Courses Required

Art History 701

Ph.D.–named option Architectural History—AH 701, AH 449 Architectural Field School; AH867

Doctoral Minor/Breadth Requirements

All doctoral students are required to complete a minor.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.00 GPA required.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.00 GPA required

Other Grade Requirements

No other grade requirements.

Other Grade Requirements

No other grade requirements.

Probation Policy

The status of a student can be one of three options:

1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee remains in place).

2. Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee; specific plan with dates and deadlines in place in regard to removal of probationary status.

3. Unsatisfactory progress (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll, dismissal, leave of absence or change of advisor or program).

Probation Policy

A semester GPA below 3.0 will result in the student being placed on academic probation. If a semester GPA of 3.0 is not attained during the subsequent semester of full time enrollment (or 12 credits of enrollment if enrolled part-time) the student may be dismissed from the program or allowed to continue for one additional semester based on advisor appeal to the Graduate School.

Advisor / Committee

All students are required to conduct a yearly progress report meeting with their advisor, scheduled by December 17 and completed by April 30. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on the student's registration.

Advisor / Committee

All students are required to conduct a yearly progress report meeting with their thesis committee after passing the Preliminary Examination.

Assessments and Examinations

No formal examination required.

M.A. thesis

Assessments and Examinations

Doctoral students must submit a dissertation prospectus.

Doctoral students must pass a written and an oral exam prior to becoming dissertators.

Time Constraints

The thesis, written in consultation with the major professor, must be completed no later than two semesters after thesis work begins.

Master's degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Time Constraints

A candidate for a doctoral degree who fails to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation within five years after passing the preliminary examination may be required to take another preliminary examination and to be admitted to candidacy a second time.

Doctoral degree students who have been absent for ten or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Language Requirements

Reading competency in one language.

Language Requirements

Reading competency in at least two languages (additional language requirements may pertain to some fields).