MA ART HISTORY ADMISSIONS
Refer also to the application requirements available from the Office of Graduate Education.
MA applicants must have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) at the time of matriculation into the program. Preference is given to applicants with a BA degree in Art History (or an equivalent amount of Art History coursework). Applicants with a BA in a related field (e.g., Anthropology, Asian Studies, Religion, etc.) will also be considered for admission. At the discretion of the Graduate Faculty, applicants with insufficient undergraduate preparation may be admitted to the program with the condition that they will be required to take a specified number of "deficiency" courses. No credit from these deficiency courses will be applied to MA degree requirements; deficiency courses must be taken in addition to the 36 credits required for the MA degree. Applications are considered for Fall admission only; there is no Spring admission. The deadline for all MA application materials is January 15. Completed applications, academic transcripts, GRE general test scores, and (if applicable) TOEFL scores must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Education along with the application fee. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the academic institution of origin to the University of Hawaii's Office of Graduate Education. Copies of transcripts, faxed, e-mailed or hand delivered to the DAAH will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded from the Office of Graduate Education to the DAAH for review. An online application can be accessed here.
In addition, the Department requires special supporting materials that should be sent under separate cover directly to the Graduate Chair, the Department of Art and Art History, 2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, by the January 15 deadline. These supporting materials must include:
• Statement of Objective (form available from the Office of Graduate Education.) The Statement of Objectives should include the applicant's expected area of concentration: (1) China, (2) Japan, (3) Pacific, (4) South/Southeast Asia, or (5) Modern/Contemporary.
• A 10-page writing sample, e.g., an art history research paper or other formal written work.
• Three letters of recommendation from art history professors, professionals in the field (e.g., museum curators), and/or individuals who have worked closely with the applicant in art history related activities and are well acquainted with the applicant. There are no forms or online submissions for letters of recommendation.
If the applicant would like to be considered for Graduate Assistantships Guidelines + Application form are downloadable from this page. All incoming and continuing MA and MFA students are encouraged to apply for all departmental GA positions.
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