School of Art&Art History UIC at Chicago at-a-glance

Did you know?
  • UIC was ranked #11 in the Times Higher Education top 100 young universities in the world.
  • UIC is the only public university in Chicago to offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Art History.

  • Graduates of our art history program are employed at prominent museums, universities, and cultural institutions around the world.

  • MUSE partners with the Institut für alles mögliche in Berlin for students to gain international work experience during a summer term.

  • UIC’s School of Art & Art History is the best investment, and provides the best value for higher education in the Arts at a top 10 ranked youngest public research university.

  • The College’s faculty has included 2 MacArthur “Genius” Award winners, 5 Guggenheim recipients, and 6 Whitney Biennial Participants.

  • UIC offers unparalleled education at an affordable price and was chosen as 2012’s “Best College Degree for the Money” by the Chicago Reader.

  • The world’s tallest building, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was designed by alum of the School of Architecture, Adrian Smith.

Current Students

Art History 

30 PhD candidates (12 ABD)
19 MA students
29 BA students


27 MFA students
150 BA students


13 new MA students in 2014
28 students total in the program