MA in Art History Admission Process

Students interested in applying to the Master of Arts in Art History at the USF School of Art & Art History should read the requirement list first, then follow the steps listed below under How to Apply. Please note that admissions are for the fall term only.

Graduate Admissions Deadline: January 15

MA Art History Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Master of Arts in Art History degree:

Admission is competitive. Fulfillment of the above-listed admissions requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. All submitted materials of each applicant, including the Research Paper, statement of research goals, and the letters of recommendation, are reviewed by the art history faculty to assess academic potential.


How to Apply to the MA Art History program

The Master of Arts in Art History program accepts applications for fall admissions only. Apply to USF and submit your application fee by January 15th. Submit supportive application materials to the school beginning September 30th to January 15th. All official transcripts must be postmarked by January 15th and sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Step 1: Apply to the University of South Florida

Complete the online application and pay the application fee by January 15. Have official transcripts from all institutions you have received a degree (AA, BA, etc.) sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.  Exception: Official transcripts are not required from former or current USF degree-seeking students.

Do not submit letters of recommendation with your USF application. Refer to Step 2.


Step 2: Submit application materials to the School of Art & Art History

The following application materials must be submitted electronically via SlideRoom by January 15.


Step 3: International Students (only)

International applicants from non-English- speaking countries or who have not earned a degree in the United States must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 taken within two years of the desired term of entry, a minimum PTE-A score of 53 or a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (written test). Official scores must be submitted to USF directly from the testing agency, but applicants should upload unofficial copies of their test score reports to expedite the processing of their applications. Any admission granted using unofficial scores will not be finalized until official scores are received from the testing agency.

Please review the Graduate Requirements & Deadlines for International Students at the USF Office of Admissions for important application instructions. International students must fulfill English proficiency requirements.


Contact Us

For questions about curricular requirements, application procedures, transfer credits, procedural issues, costs, financial aid, policies, and to schedule a tour, please contact our graduate advisor, Maureen Slossen.

Office: FAH 246


Phone: (813) 974-9240

Dr. Esra Akin-Kivanc is the faculty coordinator of the Master of Arts in Art History program. Contact her to find out more about our graduate program, including: