College of the Arts
School of Art

About This Program

The Master of Arts degree in Art History offers a range of perspectives on art, theory and cultural production across historical periods, geographic regions and significant movements. When specializing in one area for the thesis, students may choose to focus in periods and genres related to faculty research and expertise.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*


  • 7.9% faster than the average
  • 8,100 number of jobs
  • $56,760 potential earnings


  • 12.6% much faster than the average
  • 14,500 number of jobs
  • $56,990 potential earnings

Additional Careers

  • Art history at the high school and introductory college survey level
  • Museum registrars and museum technicians
  • Property appraisers and assessors as part of auction houses, art galleries and antique shop businesses


National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.