School Of Art & Sciences

Explore the depths of knowledge and creativity in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

What you can learn?

Academic support

We are a community. We will help guide you on your path to success…however you define it. Through collaboration and exploration, time spent here will build a foundation for lifelong growth, opportunity and discovery. 

our vibrant community

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A commitment to equity

a diverse student body and a breadth of academic pathways is not enough – all students also need to feel valued, respected, heard, intellectually challenged and encouraged to grow once they arrive at CTUEU.

Building the future of the College of Arts & Sciences

We’re building for the future of the College of Arts & Sciences by focusing on ways we can “do the greatest good” to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Programmers

African-American Studies

The African-American Studies MA program is designed to provide graduate-level training in African-American studies to scholars, teachers, and professionals whose career or professional needs may be furthered or served by intensive scholarly engagement. 

Full Time/Part Time

The English proficiency requirement is based on the official language of the country in which the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree was earned, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship.

Full Time/Part Time

The English proficiency requirement is based on the official language of the country in which the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree was earned, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship.

American Studies

The MA program in American Studies is housed in the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.

Anthropology MA

The Department of Anthropology offers two free-standing MA programs: the MA in Sociocultural Anthropology, and the MA in Museum Anthropology.

The free-standing MA program in Sociocultural Anthropology is designed specifically for those who wish to cultivate a deeper understanding of the discipline of anthropology and improve their particular professional competence, but who intend only to pursue the MA degree.

The MA in Museum Anthropology is offered by the Department of Anthropology at Columbia in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). It is a professional degree for those already employed in, or interested in, moving into the museum field. 

The English proficiency requirement is based on the official language of the country in which the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree was earned, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship.

Full-Time/Part-Time

  • Ancient Art and Archaeology
    • Greek
    • Roman
    • West Asian (Near Eastern)
  • Art and Architecture of Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Art and Architecture of the Americas until 1500 (“Pre-Columbian”)
  • Arts and Architecture of the Lands of Islam
  • East Asian Art and Archaeology
  • History of Architecture
    • Ancient Architecture
    • Early Christian, Byzantine, Western Medieval Architecture
    • Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
    • Modern Architecture
  • History of Western Art
    • Early Christian, Byzantine, Western Medieval Art
    • Renaissance and Baroque Art
    • Europe 1700-1900
    • U.S. American Art to 1945
  • Native North American Art
  • South Asian Art

The English proficiency requirement is based on the official language of the country in which the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree was earned, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship.

Art History and Archaeology, MA

The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers programs of instruction in the history, theory, and criticism of art and archaeology. These programs are intended to prepare students for careers in scholarship and teaching and in curatorial work and museum administration, as well as for independent research and critical writing.

International and World History

(MA/MSc, with London School of Economics)

Full-Time in New York (Year 1) and London (Year 2): Free-Standing MA (housed in the Department of History, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) and MSc (housed in the Department of International History, London School of Economics)

Full-Time/Part-Time

The English proficiency requirement is based on the official language of the country in which the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree was earned, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Free-Standing MA

The English proficiency requirement is based on the official language of the country in which the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree was earned, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship.

English Literature

The Department of English and Comparative Literature has played a significant role in the history of literary study in the United States and abroad since its inception. With a large faculty of renowned scholars and dedicated teachers, the department offers a wide range of courses in traditional and emerging fields of literary and cultural study.