Graduate Application Materials and DeadlineBenefield gave her paper at the 16th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, hosted this year by the UA Department of Art and Art History and generously funded by its Visiting Artists and Lecturers Committee, The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the UA Graduate School.

Completed applications for fall admission are due April 15.  Students who wish to be considered for competitive funding packages are strongly encouraged to submit their applications in early January.

All application materials — including transcripts of all academic work completed, GRE scores, a writing sample and a statement of purpose, along with three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant’s academic accomplishments and able to comment on the applicant’s suitability for graduate study — should be submitted to the UA Graduate School. The Graduate School’s website includes an online application and downloadable forms.

For more information about admission to the graduate program in art history, contact Dr. Lucy Curzon, Director of Graduate Studies, Art History,

Assistantships and Admission Status

Conditionally admitted students, those on probation, and those in non-degree status may not hold assistantships without special permission of the dean of the UA Graduate School.

All graduate assistants must be full-time students. However, “full-time” means from 6 to 12 hours of graduate work, depending upon the obligations of the assistantship. Minimum full-time enrollment loads for graduate assistants vary with the FTE of their awards. Maximum course loads are also recommended for each FTE level. The following table illustrates these limits. Any exceptions to these limits must be approved by the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the UA Graduate School.

FTE Level Minimum Hours Req Maximum Hours
0.50 (20 hours) 6 9
0.25 (10 hours) 9 12

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