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The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Art History prepares candidates for professional activities in museums, galleries, and in the fields of historic preservation, conservation, and art criticism. The program also prepares students for graduate work at the doctoral level. All degree programs of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) through Georgia State University.
Applicants may obtain additional information about the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design by contacting the school’s director of graduate studies.
Applications for the Art History program are reviewed once a year, in the spring, for fall admissions. Each applicant must satisfy the general requirements of the College of the Arts. Incomplete or improperly prepared applications will not be reviewed.
Additional Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements of the College of the Arts, the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design has the following requirements:
Applicants for the M.A. degree must submit the following items:
1. Three letters of recommendation. No form is required.
2. A one-to-two-page statement of purpose describing current academic interests, proposed area of specialization, and long-range career goals. The statement should also explain how the Art History graduate program at Georgia State University will serve those interests and goals.
3. A writing sample such as a term paper from an upper-level art history course.
4. General Record Examination (GRE) scores.
5. A current resume/CV outlining your skills, experience, and interest.
6. Transcripts. Unofficial transcripts for the application are acceptable and official transcripts required upon admission.
The statement and writing sample should be uploaded with the other application materials or sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Specific admission requirements for the M.A. degree in Art History include the following:
1. A high standard of overall undergraduate achievement.
2. Undergraduate coursework in art history. Applicants normally should have a minimum of five upper-level courses or the equivalent.
Applicants to the Art History graduate program are also encouraged to meet personally with a member of the art history faculty.
Please note: Deadlines are for completion of applications.
All materials must be in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications submitted each year, it is recommended that you submit all your materials a month in advance.