Art History MA Degree

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Art/Art History
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7250

Degree Information
Elizabeth Lisot-Nelson
Phone: 903.566.7484

Graduate Admission Information

The Office of Graduate Admissions STE 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

Program Information

Degree: MA

Hours: 36

College:  Arts and Sciences

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $15,156 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Student Research:  Yes

Minimum upper-division requirements equivalent to UT Tyler’s BA degree in Art History for students applying to the MA in Art with an emphasis in Art History or minimum upper-division requirements equivalent to UT Tyler’s BFA degree in Studio Art for students applying to the MA in Art with an emphasis in Studio Art.

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score

Letters of Recommendation: 3

GPA: a minimum 3.0 grade-point average

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Admissions Essay: Yes - a one-page typed statement of intent regarding the purpose and rationale for graduate study

Research Paper: Yes - an original research paper showing competence in the use of the English language and with conducting research

Interview: No

Deadlines: Fall - March 15, Spring - Oct. 15

Faculty Research Areas: Search by faculty last name or by discipline for profiles of individual faculty.

Possible Careers: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for archivists, curators and museum technicians are expected to increase 11% through 2022. Jobs for archivists are expected to increase as public and private organizations require more focus on records and information. Public interest in science, art, history and technology will continue, creating opportunities for curators, conservators and museum technicians. UT Tyler graduates are art teachers, curators of private collections, museum staff workers and gallery art historians. Visit  Occupational Outlook Handbook - Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers for more details.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler graduate student.


Study in a Top Texas College Art Program With the Latest Facilities

Complete The University of Texas at Tyler’s master of arts (MA) in art history to prepare for a career in teaching, museum or arts management.

  • Examine art from ancient to contemporary on the Tyler campus in facilities rated among the best in Texas and nationwide. Spanning more than 30,000 square feet, art facilities feature the latest audio and digital technology.
  • Study with renowned full-time art faculty, including art historians and scholars, and access an extensive database of art images.

Tyler master’s graduates work at such institutions as:

Bishop T.K. Gorman High School, art instructor

Longview Art Museum, director

Kilgore College, art instructor

All Saints Episcopal School, art instructor

Learn more from the Department of Art and Art History.

Master’s in Art History: In-Depth. Individualized.

  • Learn proven theories and methodologies to pursue your independent research and produce your thesis.
  • Apply for a teaching fellowship and gain valuable classroom experience. Teacher certification in higher education is also an option.
  • Sample curating work through hands-on experience at the Tyler Museum of Art and the university’s own Meadows Gallery.

Art History Faculty: Published. Practicing.

  • Get opportunities for one-on-one faculty collaboration typically offered only at a small private university or professional art school.
  • Study with published authors and practicing artists, along with full-time art historians recognized for their scholarly expertise.

Be individually mentored by Department of Art and Art History faculty who seek to develop future scholars and professionals who will excel in the art world.

Learn about UT Tyler’s art history faculty.

Art History Courses: Engaging. Illuminating.

Graduate Studies in Renaissance Art History – Complete an advanced study of the art of Renaissance Europe, including architecture, sculpture and painting produced in Northern and Southern Europe from 1300 to 1600.

Graduate Studies in Twentieth-Century Art – Pursue an in-depth study of painting, sculpture and architecture throughout the 20th century. Avant-garde movements including cubism, dadaism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art and op art will be closely examined.

Graduate Studies in Baroque and Rococo Art – Explore painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from 1600 to 1790. Special attention will be given to the impact on art during the Counter-Reformation and the circumstances leading to the French Revolution.

More about UT Tyler’s art history MA program of study.

Find Out More:

Department of Art & Art History
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7250
Fx: 903.566.7062