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Applicants to the 2023-2024 M.A. program must submit an application form, personal statement (1-2 pages), two letters of recommendation, transcripts of academic work, and a sample of art historical writing with the applicant as sole author (no more than 20 pages of text plus relevant images and bibliography). A faculty committee evaluates the file, giving priority to the candidate’s overall academic background in the humanities, foreign language competency, letters of recommendation, and motivation and interest.

Questions regarding the graduate program can be addressed to the Graduate Program Director, Karen Kurczynski ( 

Application Deadline: January 15