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    Northeast, USA
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Art History

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  1. I saw that someone was accepted to UCSD's PhD program. I highly suggest you speak with current students before committing to anything. I say this with sincerity--the program is not designed for you to graduate (especially without debt).
  2. You should email your POIs and ask where their former students are currently working. I know for a fact two of the schools you mentioned have student profiles on their websites, and these profiles were recently updated. All of the schools you mentioned are highly competitive, so it wouldn't hurt to be in touch with faculty before, during, and after the application process anyway.
  3. If your potential advisor asks why you are applying to PhD programs in art history, what will you say? I found the biggest part of PhD applications and interviews was being able to answer this question sincerely. Are there gaps in the field you feel compelled to address? What would your dream dissertation entail (if funds and research sources were unlimited)? This field is very oversaturated, to begin with—what can you contribute? Do you want to teach? Tenure-track positions are almost nonexistent. Do you want to curate? Your salary will be 30k/year (if you’re lucky). These are all questions I
  4. IMO, you don't need a museum studies degree to work in the museum field. These are skills you can learn (and probably already have). I don't recommend Christie’s for what you want to do—that degree is geared more toward those seeking a gallery position. It’s also very expensive. You seem well versed in your field. You have a PhD and extensive museum experience, which is more than a lot of art history grads can say. I think adding more degrees to your CV rather than experience will hurt you, at this point. From what you’ve said above, especially the bit about not wanting to study canonical
  5. I'm headed to a UC school for my PhD—fully funded! I could not be happier with my acceptance. I was invited to two "open house" events (both at UC schools): school “A” was disorganized, not transparent, and couldn’t give me real information about financials. That being said, my POI there was really kind and his research was interesting. School “B” was a dream from the moment I set foot on campus. The students were open and honest with me, and my POI recently published a well-reviewed book and is doing meaningful and serious research. This is my second time applying. It has been a long, arduous
  6. Excited? Regrets? Advice for next year's applicants?
  7. Did anyone apply to SUNY Stony Brook (PhD)? I STILL haven't heard back: I emailed their department last week and have yet to receive an answer. At this point I've made other plans, but I'd like to think my application fee would at least warrant a response...
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