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Master of Arts in Art History and Archaeology

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 18

Admission to the department on the graduate level is granted yearly to a small number of candidates who hold recognized BA or MA degrees in art history, classical archaeology, classics, or related fields of the humanities and social sciences. In addition to the 3.0 GPA required by the Graduate School, the department requires: a GPA of 3.3 in the major field; minimum GRE score (below); and at least three semesters of a single appropriate foreign language (normally German, French or Italian).

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 1000 4.5
On or after August 1, 2011 300 4.5

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Art History and Archeology Program

All application materials must be submitted directly through the Graduate Studies online application. Applications will not be considered complete until we receive the following:

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation concerning academic qualifications to undertake graduate work
  • A short statement of the applicant’s professional goals and reasons for applying to do graduate work in art history or archaeology
  • A copy of a recent term paper as a sample of your scholarship and writing
  • Curriculum vitae

Admission Contact Information

Michael Yonan

109 Pickard Hall
Columbia, MO 65211