How to Apply
Application forms and information on degree requirements may be requested from the
Office of Graduate and Professional Education at:
Professor Lauren Hackworth Petersen
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Art History
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Financial Assistance Information may be obtained from the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs.
Information may also be requested via email from
Theresa Slusser, Graduate Secretary, at:
You may apply online at:
In order for your application to be considered for admission, please submit the following information: Application, GRE or TOEFL Scores, one Transcript from each college, three Letters of Recommendation from faculty, Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and Writing Sample (a recent scholarly art history term paper). In addition, applicants must submit the Supplemental Forms available directly below.
- Supplemental Form 1 - Proposed Field of Study; Field of Writing Sample; Foreign Language Information
- Supplemental Form 2 - List of Art History courses taken; Curatorial Track Ph.D. Interest
Please make sure all of your application materials are submitted no later than January 1 for admission the following September.
Though certainly not a requirement for admission, students who are applying to the Department are always welcome to visit the University campus and have an interview with members of the Department faculty.
Fellowship and Tuition Costs
The Department of Art History offers a substantial number of graduate fellowships and teaching assistantships. For the academic year 2015-2016, stipends of up to $21,500 (accompanied by tuition scholarships) will be awarded on a competitive basis. Graduate students are also eligible to apply for University fellowships. Details and explanations of tuition can be found at the following link to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education: