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What will I learn?

Program Requirements
Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (3 credits)

ARTH 600 Advanced Professional Seminar (3 credits)
ARTH 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Revision, June 2020. Start of revision.

Four courses chosen from the following:

ARTH 501 Advanced Topics in Art History and Visual Culture (3 credits)
ARTH 502 Advanced Topics in Art and Architectural History (3 credits)
ARTH 714 Directed Reading 2 (3 credits)
ARTH 715 Research: Modern Architecture - 1750 to Present 1 (3 credits)
ARTH 719 Seminar in Urban Planning and Topography 3 (3 credits)
ARTH 723 Art Criticism 1 (3 credits)
ARTH 724 Art Criticism 2 (3 credits)
ARTH 725 Methods in Art History 1 (3 credits)
ARTH 730 Current Problems in Art History 1 (3 credits)
ARTH 731 Current Problems in Art History 2 (3 credits)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Art History: Gender and Women's Studies:

Program Requirements

Students should refer to the Departmental website for information about Ph.D. residency and timing. The graduate option in Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet the degree requirements in Art History who wish to earn 9 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women's studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The student's doctoral thesis must be on a topic centrally relating to issues of gender and/or women's studies.

Majors

  • Gender and Women's Studies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,122.00 (US$ 12,686) per year
CAN $537.40 per credit hour
Start date

2 September 2021

Venue

McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,

MONTREAL,

Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have earned an accredited or recognized university degree (equivalent to a McGill undergraduate degree, Bachelor’s) which would serve as a basis of admission to a graduate degree program at a recognized research-intensive university in the same country. The university degree must have been completed with a minimum standing of 3.0/4.0 or the equivalent, according to grading scale on the transcript. Other English Language Requirements: 567 PBT (paper based test); MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): a mark of 85% or higher; University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): a grade of “B” (Good) or higher; University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of “C” (Pass) or higher; Edexcel London Test of English – Level 4 – with an overall grade of at least “Merit Pass”; Edexcel London Test of English – Level 5 – with an overall grade of at least “Pass”; McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English or McGill Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication: Certificate of Proficiency awarded.

For international students

Candidates must hold an M.A. degree preferably in Art History or in a closely related field together with an appropriate number of art history and related courses such as are described for entrance into the M.A. program.

English Language Scores:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum acceptable scores are: The CBT is no longer being offered. CBT results will no longer be accepted as ETS no longer reports these results. N.B. an institutional version of the TOEFL is not acceptable.
IBT (Internet-Based Test): 86 overall, no less than 20 in each of the four component scores
PBT (Paper-Based Test): 567

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a band score of 6.5 or greater (Academic module)
University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): a grade of “B” (Good) or higher
University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of “C” (Pass) or higher
Edexcel London Test of English – Level 4 – with an overall grade of at least “Merit Pass”
Edexcel London Test of English – Level 5 – with an overall grade of at least “Pass”
McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English or McGill Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication: Certificate of Proficiency awarded.

Application Deadlines: For Fall Term: Jan. 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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