Graduate Program Overview

The Master’s program at the O’Donnell Institute introduces students to a global history of art through close engagement with artworks held in collections in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.


EODIAH Research Center at The Dallas Museum of Art; photo by Carolyn Brown.

Master’s students at the O’Donnell Institute explore a broad range of material across geography, chronology, and medium, building a strong foundation in historiography, theory, and professional practices. Through coursework, independent research projects, and graduate assistantships, students draw on privileged access to public and private collections, outstanding research resources, and the innovative and interdisciplinary research initiatives of O’Donnell Institute faculty.

Students pursue their coursework and independent research in close collaboration with mentors at the O’Donnell Institute and its partner institutions, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the programs and intellectual life of a center for advanced research.

Early (priority) application deadline for entrance in Fall 2021 is January 15, 2021. The regular application deadline is May 1, 2021.

To apply, please visit the Graduate Admissions Page.

Contact [email protected] for more information or to set up a meeting to discuss the program.

For current information about the Fall 2020 semester, please visit the UT Dallas COVID-19 Policy Page.