Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements – Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and art history degree program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

Applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Grade-point average of 3.0 or above

Applicants must submit:

  • Graduate application (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  • $45 application fee
  • Official transcripts
    Request that official transcripts be sent to APU’s Graduate and Professional Center for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU. Learn more about APU’s transcript policy.
  • Two APU recommendation forms
    Submitted by professors or employers who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and potential
  • Résumé
    Please include the most relevant work and volunteer experience.
  • Letter of Intent
    Submit a letter of intent, 1,500 words or less, that answers the following questions:
    1. Please share your interest in studying Modern Art History at APU.
    2. What are your career goals, and how would this degree assist you?
    3. Share a significant experience with a work of art.
    4. What is your understanding on the relationship between art and religion?

Send all materials to:

Graduate and Professional Center
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

(626) 815-4570
Fax: (626) 815-4545

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Graduate and Professional Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. A Skype interview may be requested and coordinated by the Department of Art and Design. The student will be notified in writing of the admission decision.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.