Graduate Studies

Art History and Communication Studies (AHCS) graduate programs are shaped by the cutting-edge research of the department’s world-class faculty. They are further supported by professors and research initiatives within the department (including Media@McGill), and by a range of departments and programs across the university as well as by the vast resources at McGill and in the Montréal and other provincial and national arts and communications communities.

AHCS graduate programs include PhD programs and MA programs in Art History and in Communication Studies as well as options for joint PhD and MA programs in Gender and Women’s Studies through the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF). To date there are no joint graduate programs between Art History and Communication Studies, but students may work across the two areas by taking seminars and working with professors in both areas.

A note to prospective students from the Graduate Program Director

Contacts for Inquiries

For questions about departmental processes or requirements:
AHCS Student Affairs Office
graduate.ahcs [at]

For questions about university application procedures: 
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

For academic concerns, feel free to contact the gpd-ahcs.arts [at] (Graduate Program Director). You can expect a reply within 3-5 working days.