Graduate Admission

Graduate Admission Info

Graduate Program Options
Jan 5
Fall Application Deadline
Oct 1
Spring Application Deadline

Required Application Materials

  1. A completed graduate application
  2. Three letters of recommendation (preferably from art history professors). The application system will send your recommenders an email containing the instructions for submitting their letters to KU.
  3. A chronological list of art history courses completed that includes (1) the number of credit hours, (2) the instructor's name, and (3) the grade received. Applicants typically have completed no fewer than 18 credit hours of art history coursework.
  4. Resumé or curriculum vitae
  5. A statement of personal and educational interests and career objectives; not to exceed 750 words. Please address how the graduate program in Art History at KU would help you to achieve your goals.
  6. A writing sample, preferably from an art history course, of no more than 8-20 pages of text (not including the bibliography, endnotes, and images) that you feel best represents your research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  7. Official transcripts, or copies of official transcripts, of all post-secondary education

To be considered for admission, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree. The Office of Graduate Studies requires applicants, international or domestic, whose native language is not English to demonstrate English proficiency. Please review Graduate Admissions' English proficiency requirements for additional information.

Learn More!

Please visit our graduate program pages for degree overviews, program-specific admission details, and funding information.