Department of Art and Art History Graduate Admissions

Apply to the Art History Graduate Program

If you are a prospective student looking at our programs and admissions information, please be aware that we’ll be launching a new website in August 2017. While much of the content will be the same, its organization will be somewhat different. Please bear with us as we make this necessary change, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions staff if you have any problems with the new website.

All applicants must apply to the university's Graduate School in addition to the Department of Art and Art History.

Please review instructions and submission deadlines below.

Step 1/

Submit Graduate School Application; Pay Fee

Deadline: December 15th

The application for admission to the university's Graduate School is completed online at It is recommended that you review the Graduate School's Before You Apply page and read the notes below before beginning the application.


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Application Fee

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Step 2/

Submit Transcripts and Test Scores

Deadline: December 15th

All of the following are submitted to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) of the university's Graduate School.


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Test Scores

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Step 3/

Submit Departmental Application Materials

Deadline: December 15th

The departmental application materials below are uploaded to the university's My Status website, which can be accessed 1-2 business days after submission of the ApplyTexas application and payment of the application fee. Learn more about the My Status website and the UT EID required to access it.

Applicant Profile

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Writing Samples

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CV / Resume

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Check the Status of Your Application

You can monitor the status of your application on the university's My Status website. It is solely your responsibility to confirm that all materials have been received and the application is complete. My Status will list items that have been submitted and those that are still required. You can review the status of your recommendation letters, send a prompt to your recommender, and request additional recommenders. After a decision has been made, My Status will also show your admission status.

Admission Status

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Due to the large number of applicants, the Admissions Committee cannot accommodate requests for feedback on application materials from those who are denied entry.