Art History

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD ARTH Fall* December 12, 2023
Master’s MA ARTH Fall* December 12, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Daniel Sherman (
Graduate Coordinator Emily Terrell (
Address Department of Art And Art History
CB# 3405, Hanes Art Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-0724
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

Accepted applicants are automatically considered for all available funding.

An undergraduate degree in Art History is highly recommended, but not required. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Art History should have 24 credit hours of course work in Art History, Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and/or Aesthetics; for students with an MA applying to the PhD program, the degree should be in Art History or a closely related field.

  1. It is possible to apply for the PhD directly from the undergraduate degree or with an MA in Art History or closely related field.
  2. Area(s) of interest via the Area of Interest/Specialization drop-down box within your application
  3. Most Recent Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose and Example of Written Work as explained in the department’s Art History Graduate Admissions.


*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.