Master of Fine Arts Texas

Art History MA Degree

Graduate Admissions


Department of Art/Art History
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

Hours: 36

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College:  Arts and Sciences

Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $15,660. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support Available:  Yes

Student Research Opportunities Available:  Yes

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

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.

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score

Additional requirements for applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions include Proof of English Proficiency and an International Transcript Evaluation as outlined here.

Letters of Recommendation: 3 - Letters of recommendation will be waived for graduates with a BA in Art or a BFA in Studio Art earned at UT Tyler

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

UT Tyler Art Graduate Student Research:


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.

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