How to Apply

Program Eligibility

Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree, or who will complete a Bachelor’s degree by the start of the admission term, are eligible to apply. Many, but not all, of our applicants also have a Master’s degree in Art History or a related field. Please note that program requirements are identical for those entering with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Applicants with previous degrees in majors other than Art History are eligible to apply, although a substantial background in art history/visual studies is recommended.

In general, applicants should have a 3.0 (B) grade point average, or the equivalent, in their undergraduate work.


Applicants will be asked to submit a plan of study, a statement of purpose, a CV, three (3) letters of recommendation, a writing sample (15-25 pages double-spaced), and transcripts from each college attended. The GRE is not required. Applications will also be asked about their language proficiency.

Applications are now closed for Fall 2022 admission.

For more information about graduate program qualifications, visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Questions about the graduate program may be directed to Humanities Graduate Admissions: