Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, & Criticism
Azusa Pacific University

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, & Criticism is an online art history degree from Azusa Pacific University, a top art school.  This degree is designed for students interested in modern and contemporary art history.  The curriculum focuses on modern and contemporary art history, exploring the roots of modernism while blending the theory and practice of art criticism.  You will experience coursework both relevant to contemporary art culture and integrated with a Christian worldview while learning from expert faculty with experience as historians and visual art critics.  This degree moves beyond appreciation to cultivate expertise through a framework of aesthetic understanding and scholarly analysis.  Graduates are prepared for further study at the doctoral level or to pursue careers as museum educators, auction house managers, art curators, teachers, or other related careers.


  • Bachelors degree completed at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission