Prospective graduate students must meet the School of Art and Art History's admission requirements for the specific degree programs they plan to enter. Prospective students must submit application materials to the University's Office of Graduate Admissions and to the specific program they wish to enter. Program-specific application requirements and deadline dates are listed in the appropriate sections.
All applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.
Applicants to all art and art history graduate programs must submit the following to the University's Office of Graduate Admissions: a completed graduate application form (one area of interest must be specified on the form); an official copy of all transcripts of undergraduate and/or graduate work completed by the application date; TOEFL scores (if applicable); and the required application fee. Art history applicants also must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
Applicants whose first or official language is not English and whose previous academic degrees were not earned at an English-language institution must score as follows on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): for studio art applicants, at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 81 (Internet-based); for art history applicants, at least 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (Internet-based).
Deadline dates for submission of materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions are December 15 for art history programs, and February 1 for studio art programs ; all are for fall admission.
The Office of Graduate Admissions notifies all applicants by mail of admission decisions. Acceptance notification cannot be given over the phone by either the admissions office or the School of Art and Art History.