Apply for a Master of Arts in Art History

Application Process | Selection Criteria

  • Application Available: October 1. Admission is offered only for the fall term, except under highly unusual circumstances.
  • Application Deadline: December 15
  • Application Fee: The online application requires payment of a $70 USD application fee for domestic applicants or a $90 USD application fee for international applicants using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or personal check (e-check).
  • Application Decision: Decision letters will be emailed approximately 4–8 weeks after the application deadline.

Prior to submitting your application to the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, we strongly recommend that you contact individual faculty members with whom you are interested in working. Faculty interests and contact information are available from the faculty page.

Send general questions about the graduate program to the Director of Graduate Studies.

Direct your questions about the application process to us at 541-346-3675 or to

Additional information on graduate studies at UO is available from the Graduate School.

Application Process

Selection Criteria

In considering applicants, the department looks at your background in art history, along with breadth in such related areas as literature and history. An undergraduate degree in art history, however, is not required for admission into the master's program. Students may apply and be admitted to the PhD program with or without having already completed a master’s degree. Students entering the PhD program with an MA already in hand may petition to waive some coursework requirements to more quickly progress through the PhD curriculum


Applicants will be notified of the department’s decision via email. Decision letters are typically sent 4–8 weeks after the application deadline.