Become a Scholar of Creative Movements with an Art History Master’s Degree


The Online Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism is an innovative program that focuses exclusively on modern and contemporary art history. This art history degree’s comprehensive curriculum explores the roots of modernism while blending courses in theory and the practice of art criticism.

This graduate-level program prepares students to contribute professional scholarship and research to the fields of modern and contemporary art. Graduates may go on to further studies at the doctoral level, or to careers in art curating, gallery and museum work, and teaching.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

An Innovative Arts Community

Azusa Pacific’s M.A. in Modern Art History program is ranked among the top online master’s degrees in art and art history by Best Colleges and College Choice.

Program Highlights

  • Take one class at a time as you progress through the program, and complete your degree in as little as 17–24 months.
  • Learn from expert faculty with a wealth of experience as historians and critics in the visual arts.
  • Prepare for a wide range of art-related careers or for further graduate studies at the doctoral level.
  • Benefit from online courses that provide flexibility while maximizing professor-student interaction.
  • Experience coursework relevant to contemporary art culture integrated with a Christian worldview.
  • Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for graduating difference makers.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.