M.A. in Art History Application Instructions

The M.A. in Art History is a 30-semester hour program for graduate students wishing to pursue advanced research in art history and/or the experience to teach at the two-year college level. When you enroll in our program at NIU, you join a close academic community. Our faculty members are not only recognized for their outstanding research in their special fields of study but also strongly committed to teaching you and seeing you excel.

Contact our graduate coordinator of the Art History Division, Sarah Evans, Ph.D. at 815-752-7923 or sevans@niu.edu.

Deadline – Fall Entry Only

February 1 – Graduate Admission with Assistantship

Step 1: Apply via the Graduate School

Your application will include:
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • Statement of purpose/goals
  • GRE scores
Apply to the Graduate School

Step 2: Send the Following Materials to the School of Art and Design

  1. Graduate Assistantship Application

  2. School of Art and Design Graduate Assistantship Questionnaire

  3. Email a writing sample as a PDF to the Graduate Coordinator at artgradcoordinator@niu.edu

Electronic delivery of materials is preferred; alternatively, you can submit your materials physically via a USB or CD/DVD media. Applicants will receive an email with directions on uploading their work via the internet once their initial application is received.

Mail materials to:

Coordinator of Graduate Studies
School of Art and Design
Northern Illinois University
330 Gilbert Drive
DeKalb, IL  60115

Contact Us

School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Building, Room 215
Fax: 815-753-7701

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