Admission Requirements

The university graduate and 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 for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study

    An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.

  • Two recommendations submitted by professors or employers who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and potential
  • Résumé including the most relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Statement of purpose (double spaced, no more than 3 pages) describing your background, interests, goals, and reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in art history. If there are any gaps, weaknesses, or special circumstances in your background or academic record, please address them in your statement.
  • Skype interview may be requested and coordinated by the Department of Art

Note: These items are minimum admission requirements only. Applicants will be evaluated by the program based on prior academic performance and professional promise as evidenced by the above application materials.

Send official transcripts to:

Graduate and Professional Center
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
gpadmissions@apu.edu

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. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.