Admission as a Degree-Seeking Student

Application Deadlines:

Summer or Fall Semester: March 1
Spring Semester: November 1

Admission Requirements: 

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 Graduate Admissions office (contact information below).

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university verified by an official transcript.
  • Completed application
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant's relevant abilities and achievements. At least one must be from a former professor.
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing the applicant's interest in art history and reasons for pursuing graduate studies at St. Thomas. 
  • A writing sample showing research and writing expertise (sample will not be returned).

Mailing address for transcripts and letters of recommendation:

Graduate Admissions
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue, Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2009

Materials can also be emailed to: gradadmissions@stthomas.edu