How to Apply

Simply click the “Apply Now” link to be directed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ “future students” page.

Click “Apply Now” on that page to be brought to the application. York U uses an online application, which takes about 30 minutes to complete in total.

Applications to the MA in Art History & Visual Culture welcomed until June 28, 2019.  For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Dawn Burns (

For more information, visit the Future Graduate Students website.

MA Admission Requirements

The basic admission requirement for candidates to the M.A. in Art History is an Honors B.A. or equivalent with at least a B (second class) standing from a recognized university, preferably with an art history major and studio experience.

An undergraduate major presupposes at least five full-year courses (or equivalent) in art history. Students from other disciplines may be required to spend a qualifying year taking appropriate undergraduate courses. In these cases, admission to the M.A. Program does not constitute formal candidacy for the degree.

The student will submit a written application to the committee for the candidacy.

PhD Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission should hold a master’s degree in art history or a relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum A- average. This requirement may be waived if the student has had a long period of significant professional activity.