Graduate - Art History MA

Graduate Program
Art History MA

Be sure to carefully review and follow all application instructions and observe all deadlines carefully. In cases where students fail to follow the requirements and instructions and/or to observe deadlines there is no guarantee the application can be reviewed and the application may be withdrawn from consideration.

Admission Requirements

Who may apply:

  • Persons holding an undergraduate degree or the equivalent from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher education abroad.
  • Persons who are enrolled for a bachelor's degree who are in their senior year.
  • Individuals who have earned credit in a minimum of 5 undergraduate art history courses.

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Application Process 

Deadline to Apply:
Fall Admission: February 1, 2015

Step 1: Apply online

Apply online at

Submit your application and pay the non-refundable $85 application fee ($75 graduate application fee plus the $5 SlideRoom submission fee) online at A complete online application will contain:

  • Completed graduate application forms
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 300-500 word Personal Statement
  • 1-2  writing samples, 30 pages maximum for each sample
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $80 payable online with a valid credit card or electronic check. This fee includes the $75 graduate application fee and the $5 SlideRoom submission fee.

Step 2: Complete Your Application:

Submit all the following information required to complete your application together in one package:

Mail your complete package to:

Purchase College - Application Processing
Attn: Graduate Programs
279 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2755

*Note: International students may have TOEFL or IELTS scores submitted electronically

Admission Decisions

All final admission decisions will be delivered in late March to early April 2014. If you are offered admission, you will be asked to submit an enrollment deposit by May 1, 2014.

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