The following materials are required of each applicant. Submit your application materials by uploading them to the online application form.
- Online application form
- Personal Statement
- Writing sample
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE scores: In light of the disruptions wrought by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Art History is determining whether or not to weigh GRE scores for applications submitted during the current intake cycle. Please consult this page for an update after September 10, 2021.
We require one copy of your official transcript. If you have earned multiple degrees, you must send official transcripts from every degree-granting institution.
Transcripts must be sent by the originating institution, either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal service to:
The Department of Art History
Radio/TV Room 316
1229 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-3501
Our department recommends a minimum verbal score of 160; however, scores are evaluated in the context of the complete application package.
Send GRE scores to the Indiana University institution code 1324.
Applicants who are not US citizens or who have had their previous schooling outside of the United States must follow special application procedures. For information, contact the Office of International Services.
Office of International Services
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
English language proficiency exams
Indiana University requires non-native speakers of English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam to demonstrate proficiency in English.
This requirement is waived for applicants who have earned a degree in the United States. A student who has earned a degree outside of the United States is required to submit valid TOEFL or IELTS scores, even if English was the language of instruction at his or her college or university.
A minimum overall TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based exam or 600 on the paper-based exam is required. For the IELTS exam a minimum score of 7.0 is required.
For additional inquiries please contact our Director of Graduate Studies.