The Master of Arts in Art History has moved to an online application process for our degree & non-degree programs. Note that the application fee is waived with the online application!
The Letter of Recommendation forms can be sent electronically with the online application but are also available here for downloading.
Letter of Recommendation forms:
March 1 (summer or fall)
November 1 (spring)
A bachelor's degree in art history or a related field from an accredited college or university verified by an official transcript. An art history major is the best preparation, but students may be accepted with a strong liberal arts or interdisciplinary background. Undergraduate coursework in art history or professional experience in the discipline is expected.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended should be sent directly to the Art History Department graduate office.
Nondegree Admission Deadlines:
Fall semester - Aug. 15
Spring semester - Jan. 15
Summer session - May 1
You may begin the Master of Arts degree in Art History as a nondegree student. This option may interest prospective students whose schedules do not work with the timing of the March or Nov. application deadlines. Enrolling in one or more courses at nondegree status can also provide contact with faculty members, an opportunity to develop a writing sample for the degree application, and/or a chance to evaluate whether the program's offerings match your needs, interests, and abilities. The following are admission criteria for nondegree students:
Nondegree students may apply for degree-seeking status at the regular admissions deadlines by submitting all required application materials. Letters of recommendation solicited from faculty in the program are allowable. Up to four courses taken as a nondegree student may be applied for credit towards the degree.
Nonresidents of the United States are encouraged to plan well in advance of the application deadlines. Additional documentation is required of International students as specified in the online application.
Art History Department
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
The University of St. Thomas is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.