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What You’ll Learn

The Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism offers advanced study in modern and contemporary art history. Students will develop an understanding of art historical methods and research practices while building skills in visual analysis, critical thinking, research, and written and verbal communication about art. Our art history degree program introduces students to innovative approaches to the study of modern and contemporary art in order to foster a broad understanding of the discipline and its wide-ranging applications.

Designed for the Working Professional

At APU, we understand the challenges of earning a degree while juggling work, family, and other commitments. Our program is designed to make attending graduate school simple, so students can reach their educational goals.

Flexible Format

The dynamic online format of the program offers students the flexibility of taking courses when and where it works best for them. Students benefit from courses designed to maximize their interaction with other students and professors, creating a rich learning community. For many, the online format is the easiest, most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.

Time Commitment

Our online courses are offered in an asynchronous format that gives students the flexibility of accessing courses 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

While students do not need to be online during a specific timeframe, they should plan to spend approximately 22 hours per week for a 3-unit course delivered over an 8-week term in order to complete assignments and participate in discussions.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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