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Applications for admission and for financial support are accepted for the fall semester only. A Graduate School application form must be received no later than midnight December 15, 2016. Supporting documentation includes a statement of experiences and research interests, three letters of recommendation, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, a recent research paper, cv/resume, and Graduate Record Examination. TOEFL scores are required for all non-native English speakers and should be included with supporting documentation.
University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process
The University of Maryland’s Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system.
As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:
The electronic submission of application materials expedites the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean.
Information for International Graduate Students
The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.
The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.
Applications will be carefully reviewed by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee. All aspects of the application will be considered, including background, academic strength, recommendations, and the professional plans of the applicant. Admission to the program is very competitive. Many factors influence the decision, including the availability of the professor to work with a prospective student.
Applicants judged insufficiently prepared in specific areas may be required to audit additional courses. Students intending to concentrate in African art, Asian art, Native American art, or other highly specialized fields and possessing a strong academic background in those subjects but little training in the history of Western art may be admitted to the graduate program with the provision that they, in consultation with their advisor, audit without credit a number of undergraduate courses in art history sufficient to prepare themselves for colloquia and seminars in other fields.
December 15, 2016 (midnight)