Welcome to AHAGSA!

     We are so pleased that you are considering graduate work in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. Our department offers programs of study leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in both art history and classical archaeology.

     Art history and classical archaeology have been taught on our campus since the late 19th century. Our department is small but strong in its selective fields. The majority of our faculty are tenured and are all well-known within their respective fields. The faculty are friendly, helpful, and strongly support the department’s graduate students, irrespective of field. Our department also has close ties with the departments of Classical Studies, English, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and History.

     There are several incentives for you to consider graduate study at Mizzou. One of the greatest resources for the students here is access to the Museum of Art and Archaeology, located at Mizzou North. Often classes will provide students with hands-on access to works of art, both ancient and modern. Other important resources for teaching and specialized research include the extensive holdings of Ellis Library, the Missouri Historical Society, and the Western Historical Manuscript Collection. The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) allows researchers to perform neutron activation analysis on archaeological materials with which they are working. Furthermore, the many galleries and museums of both St. Louis and Kansas City are only two hours away by car.

     Alumni of our graduate program can be found around the US and beyond, at institutions such as the American School of Classical Studies at Athens; the Art Institute of Chicago; Baylor University; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Brigham Young University-Idaho; Carleton University (Ottawa, CA); Creighton University; Daejin University (South Korea); Samford University; St. Ambrose University; the University of Wyoming at Laramie; the Illinois State Archaeological Survey; the Fort Smith Museum of History; and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

     We hope that this message has provided you with additional reasons to consider joining us at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. On behalf of the graduate students here – Welcome! Questions? E-mail Us!


  Last modified: 28 January 2018