Prospective Students

We are delighted you are considering the Institute for graduate study. We offer three distinct degree programs: Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and a dual MS/MA degree in Conservation and Art History.



In the classroom and in the field

Institute students are taught in small groups. They have opportunities to take classes in New York City’s museums and galleries.

Institute students have full access to the resources of NYU and to graduate classes taught throughout the University.

Unique in art history and conservation programs, all Institute students take courses together and in both fields.

Institute students can participate in archaeological excavations at major monumental sites in Egypt, Greece, Italy, and Turkey.

Institute students can benefit from funded travel opportunities, in group trips with professors and for independent experience.




In the art world

Institute students can be curators. They have opportunities to organize exhibitions in the Great Hall of Duke House and to become part of the NYU curatorial collaborative.

Institute students organize the annual “Artists at the Institute” series, which identifies the most exciting contemporary artists and brings them to the Institute community.

Institute students connect directly to the foremost thinkers in our fields, organizing the Institute’s public lecture series, work-in-progress seminars, and acting as conference coordinators.




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