MA in Art History

Our MA curriculum prioritizes traditional research methods, while also focusing on new media skills and hands-on learning via internships, curating coursework, and museum studies.

Pia Desangles

Pia Desangles, 2023

MA in Art History

While at Mason, Pia exhibited an extraordinary work ethic that resulted in impressive and insightful graduate-level research (and a very high GPA). Most recently, she has been accepted into the prestigious docent training program at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art.

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Megan O'Keefe

Megan O'Keefe, 2021

MA in Art History

O'Keefe's research focuses an ancient Roman shrine that is no longer in existence.

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Elizabeth Denholm

Elizabeth Denholm, 2020

As a registrar, Elizabeth uses her degree daily to care for the objects in art museum collections, and write content for the public about what happens "behind-the-scenes" in art museums.

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Courtney Marx

Courtney Marx, 2020

MA, Art History, 2020

Art History Master's program offers one student the chance to pursue lifelong passion in Egyptology.

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April Loizou

April Loizou, 2016

Preserving American history for everyone to see

April Loizou completed a hands-on internship through her Masters program in art history, honing her interests and leading her to her current position at the Capitol.

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Saúl Cardona-Luciano

Saúl Cardona-Luciano , 2015

MA alum Saul Cardona-Luciano completed his degree in 2015 and has continued on to a PhD History program focusing on Ancient Mediterranean History.

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Roshna Kapadia

Roshna Kapadia, 2014

While completing her graduate study Roshna Kapadia started her own company, Wandering Docent, in the Washington, D.C. area. She provides uniquely structured museum tours and art history lectures on-site.

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Adriana Ospina

Adriana Ospina, 2013

Alumna Adriana Ospina is the Curator of the Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

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Shira Loev Eller

Shira Loev Eller, 2012

Post-graduation Eller was employed as the Art & Design Librarian at The George Washington University Libraries. Through classroom and internship experience she was able to acquire her dream job.

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Beth Shook

Beth Shook, 2012

After completing the MA Art History degree in Summer 2012, Beth went on to work with the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. She has recently returned to DC to assist in curating an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her focus is in modern Latin American art, and has led to a rewarding career in museum work.

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