Students in the M.A. program are responsible for the research and writing of a thesis that develops innovative concepts and new scholarship on the interrelationships between art, public space, and the public sphere.
A master's thesis committee comprises three members: a primary reader, a secondary reader, and the director of the program. The thesis committee is established and contingent upon satisfactory completion of the second semester's course work. Advancement to candidacy is determined by the director of the program, in consultation with other faculty.