Critical Issues in Art History, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D069

Program Requirements

Reading proficiency in French, German or Spanish will be required as well as proficiency in native languages appropriate to specific dissertation topics. This proficiency may be met as part of the MA degree.

Students must take a minimum of 28 hours of Art History courses beyond the master’s, 15 of which must be at the 6000 level. Students may supplement those courses with approved electives in History, Anthropology, Literature, Music, Native American Studies, or other areas appropriate to their studies and integrated dissertation topic.

Coursework Requirements
Hours Transferred from MA30-36
Required Art History Courses
A HI 5903Methodologies and Theories in Art History3
A HI 6950Dissertation Proposal5
15 additional hours of A HI coursework at the 6000 level15
A HI 6960Directed Readings (for qualifying exam)5
Dissertation Research
A HI 6980Research for Doctoral Dissertation20
Total Credit Hours90

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.

All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.

The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.

No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.

The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.

For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: