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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Art & Art History

Vicki Myhren Gallery

Admission & Scholarship


Recommended qualifications to apply

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 5 undergraduate art history classes with strong grades
  • 2 years of college-level language
  • GRE minimum scores (153 verbal, 4.0 writing)

Application Procedure

  1. Take GRE and indicate DU to receive scores
  2. Submit graduate school application on line
  3. Request transcripts from all colleges attended
  4. Submit 3 letters of recommendation (professors able to comment on research and writing are best, but one can be from a museum or gallery employer)
  5. Submit a research paper (with notes and bibliography, art history preferred)
  6. Submit a letter outlining your reasons for graduate study and your professional goals

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Application Priority Deadline: January 31

International applicants should send materials 6 weeks before the January 31 deadline to ensure timely review.

Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.

No one part of an application will disqualify a student. The whole package is considered. If you have anomalies in your record, your application letter is the place to address them.

Notification of Decision: March 15

Campus Visits and Additional Information

Annabeth Headrick 303-871-3574 (local calls), 1-800-876-3323 (toll free)

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Financial Aid for MA in Art History and MA in Art History with Museum Studies

Cost of Tuition and Fees is determined by DU.

Most students receive financial aid, but all students must be prepared to pay some tuition. 

  1. Federal Financial Aid, including federal student loans and work study, is need-based. You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Financial Aid and all types of loans are handled by the Office of Financial Aid
  2. School of Art & Art History Financial Aid is primarily merit-based and consists of dean’s tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships. All accepted students will be considered for merit-based aid.

Financial Aid for Dual Degree BA/MA Program Students

There are various options for financial aid, depending on a student's undergraduate financial aid package.  The timing for awarding the BA and MA degrees, simultaneously or separately, is also closely tied to financial aid options.  Students should work closely with the Office of Financial Aid and the graduate advisor, Annabeth Headrick 303-871-3574, to determine a plan most advantageous to them.