Welcome to our webpage for graduate studies. Here you will find practical information about our PhD program, including details about departmental course and language requirements, faculty expertise and publications, graduate students and their project, and more. (Please note that Yale’s History of Art program does not include an MA-only option.) Please click on “Description of Graduate Studies (Red Book)” for answers to more specialized questions regarding departmental requirements and procedures. If you should have in-depth inquiries pertaining to your field of specialization, I recommend that you contact the relevant faculty member via e-mail. If you have questions about the department generally, you are welcome to e-mail me as Director of Graduate Studies. 

If you are interested in making a visit to campus prior to applying, please contact the individual professor(s) in your preferred field of study directly via e-mail to arrange a suitable schedule. Such visits should take place in the fall semester, before the applications are due. Keep in mind that there is no requirement that applicants visit campus. Even complex questions can be answered via e-mail.

We hope that you find the material contained here illuminating and helpful. And we thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. program in the History of Art at Yale University.

Pamela Lee
Director of Graduate Studies  
Tel: 203.432.2674
Loria 751

Graduate HandBook: Red Book  for more information regarding requirements and admission.