Application Process

Application deadline extended to February 1. Apply before February 1 to be considered for scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.


Applications for the M.A. in Art History are considered in both the Fall and Spring semesters and the due dates are January 5 and October 1, respectively.

Applying to a program in the College of Visual Arts and Design is a 2-part process. An applicant must apply to both the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and to the Department of Art Education and Art History, as detailed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Apply to the Toulouse Graduate School

  • Submit an online application at ApplyTexas as soon as possible
  • Contact the registrar’s office at each college and university you have attended and request that each send an official transcript of your records to the Toulouse graduate school.  Transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline.

    By U.S. Postal Service:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1155 Union Circle #305459
    Denton, TX 76203-5017

    By UPS/FedEx:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
    Denton, TX 76203-5459

  • Submit your GRE scores

Step 2: Apply to the Department Of Art Education & Art History

Send all of the following items as either hard copy or via email attachment to:

Department of Art Education and Art History
College of Visual Arts and Design
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203

  1. Letter/statement of intent. This should detail the goals that you hope to achieve by obtaining the degree. It should also detail the sub-area of art history in which you are most interested. In so doing, you should refer to specific members of the Art History faculty.
  2. Sample of writing. A recent research paper completed for an art history course (graded is fine) is best. If you do not have a research paper in art, you may submit a research paper from a course in another field, a piece of professional writing, or write a completely new paper.
  3. Professional resume. This should list all relevant work experience, affiliations, etc.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation. At least two letters should come from faculty members who are able to speak to your potential for success in a graduate art history program. These must be on letterhead and MUST be submitted directly to the department by the recommender. There is no specific recommendation form required.

For questions about the process, contact the Department of Art Education and Art History at