Art History

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD ARTH Fall* December 1, 2020
Master’s MA ARTH Fall* December 1, 2020
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 15, 2020 (Recommended) – PLEASE NOTE, ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2020 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FALL 2021 ADMISSION
Director of Graduate Admissions Fall 2020- 2021: Daniel Sherman (dsherman@email.unc.edu)
Graduate Coordinator Yulianna Aparicio (yulipo@email.unc.edu)
Address Department of Art
CB# 3405, Hanes Art Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Website art.unc.edu
Phone 919-962-0723
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
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.

For admission to the MA program in Art History, 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.

  1. Applicants for the PhD must currently have a MA in Art History
  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.

Preparation for Admission to the MA Program

An undergraduate degree in art history is highly recommended, but not required, for admission to the MA program.  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.  Applicants will be admitted to the MA program unless they already hold an MA degree in art history.

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