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Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, ca. 1630, National Gallery of Art, Washington. (Photograph courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

Application forms and information on degree requirements may be requested from the Graduate College at:

or from:

Professor Margaret Werth
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 Linda J. Magner, Business Administrator I, at:

You may apply online at:

In order for your application to be considered for admission, please submit the following information: Application, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (required for international students), 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 Forms

To fill in the PDF forms you will need Adobe Acrobat. If you are on a Mac platform, save the blank PDF forms to your own computer first, then open the files from your own computer to fill in and save. (Macs will not allow you to save changes made to the forms online.)

Please make sure all of your application materials are submitted no later than January 2 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 2019-2020, stipends of up to $24,500 (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 Graduate College:

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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415