Graduate Program

Williams College, in cooperation with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, offers a two-year course of study leading to the degree of master of arts in the history of art. The program provides a thorough professional preparation for academic and museum careers and equips graduates of the program to pursue further study and research.

Housed at the Clark, the graduate program is exceptional in drawing upon the rich art history resources—the professional staffs, libraries, and art collections—of two institutions. Each semester, a distinguished outside scholar serves as Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor, offering a graduate seminar and an undergraduate lecture course. Through the work/study program every student has access to opportunities for work in a curatorial department, as a teaching or research assistant, or in the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. The curriculum includes a three-week group study tour of Europe during the first year. Selected students participate in Clark Fellows' seminar lunches. All students receive intensive training in writing and oral presentation skills, culminating in a symposium at the end of the second year.

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