Admission to the Program
University requirements for admission include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work; and for international students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 600 (or 100 on the internet based test), a minimum score of 68 on the Pearson Test of English, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.
In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants should hold a bachelor of arts degree from an accredited college or university. Admission is based on the academic record, GRE scores, two letters of recommendation from professors with whom work has been taken recently, a writing sample, and favorable judgements by the department graduate admissions committee.
Students whose records indicate a strong aptitude for graduate study, but whose undergraduate major was not in art history, will be required to complete at least 24 credit hours of art history before being considered for admission to the graduate program. At the department’s discretion, students who have completed at least 18 credit hours of art history may be considered for admission and, if admitted, may complete the 6 credit hour deficiency during the course of their MA program.
The MA requires at least four semesters of full-time study. Part-time students are advised that an MA cannot be completed at night and graduate courses, except independent study or internships, are not offered during the summer sessions.