MA in Art History

How to Apply

  • Eligibility

    US and international students who have earned, or will have earned, a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, prior to beginning graduate study at SACI may apply for admission to the MA in Art History program. Applicants who attend, or attended, a US college or university must have earned a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (based upon a scale in which A = 4.0). The required minimum undergraduate grade point average in Art History course work if the applicant has had no previous graduate experience is 3.3. The required minimum grade point average in previous graduate work in Art History is also 3.3. Those whose native language is not English who have not demonstrated English-language proficiency through prior study at a US institution will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and have their TOEFL scores sent directly by ETS to SACI’s Admissions Office.

    In addition to the above, to be admitted to the program applicants must demonstrate:

    • Academic distinction in prior university-level study as evidenced through submission of transcripts from all schools attended showing courses completed and grades received. In reviewing applicants’ academic records, special attention will be paid to course work undertaken in areas most relevant to Art History.
    • Academic promise in Art History as evinced through submission of two papers on art-historical themes.
    • Strong support from instructors or others familiar with the applicant’s work as indicated through submission of at least three letters of recommendation that evaluate the applicant’s past academic performance; assess the applicant’s appropriateness for MA in Art History study in Florence at SACI and likelihood of success in the program; and appraise the applicant’s potential for career distinction as an art historian and educator.
    • A background suggesting sufficient maturity to be able to take full advantage of the unique opportunities available through studying Art History at the graduate level in Florence.
    • Clearly articulated educational goals and academic aspirations that could best be advanced through matriculation in SACI’s MA in Art History program. All proficiencies required for entrance to the program must be achieved prior to admittance. No credit toward the degree is permitted for study directed toward completion of these proficiencies.
  • Create an Online Application

    Create a SACI Online Application and Pay the $70 Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee

    You can edit your application at any time before it is submitted. When submitting your application, you will be asked to pay the application fee online with a Mastercard, Visa, or Discover credit card. You will be able to check the status of your SACI application through your online account. Please submit your online application prior to sending any supporting documents.

    If you wish to apply for a SACI scholarship, you must indicated on your online application that you are applying for a scholarship.
  • Supporting Documents

    Official Transcripts

    One set of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

    International Students: All non-Canadian international students are required to complete a degree equivalent evaluation, in place of your Official Transcripts requirement, through World Education Services.

    Three Letters of Recommendation 

    (Academic preferred) from instuctors or other artists familiar with your work. The Recommendation Letter Form can be used, but the letters or forms must be sent directly from the recommender to the SACI New York Admissions Office, either by mail or email.

    Short Essay

    The essay should describe your area of specialization, objectives, and reasons for wishing to enter the program.

    Original Papers

    Two examples of original papers demonstrating the applicant’s scholarship on art-historical themes. Submit in PDF format, up to 10 MB each, to SACI's NY Admissions Office.

    If You Have Been Out of School for More Than Three Years:

    Curriculum Vitae

    In addition to the above, a curriculum vitae is required of those who have been out of school for 3 or more years.

    If Your Native Language Is Not English:

    Evidence of Language Proficiency

    See the Non-US Students section for information about English language proficiency assessments.

  • How to Submit Supporting Documents

    All documents listed above should be mailed or emailed to SACI's New York Admissions Office by the application deadline. 

    In order for your application to be considered complete, we will need your online application, processing fee and supporting materials prior to the application deadline for your program.

    Please note that official transcripts cannot be sent by email.

    Mail documents to:
    Studio Arts College International
    454 W 19th St
    New York, NY 10011

Tuition & Fees

  • Fall 2017

    $12,950 September 1 - December 18, 2017

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

    $1,600 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

  • Spring 2018

    $12,950 January 4 - April 23, 2018

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

    $1,600 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

  • Late Spring 2018

    $4,975 May 17 - June 23, 2018

    $400 Student Services Fee

    $1,450 Housing Fee

    $550 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

  • Summer 2018

    $4,975 May 17 - June 23, 2018

    $400 Student Services Fee

    $1,200 Housing Fee

    $500 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadlines

    Application Deadline Rolling admissions, space permitting

    All applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis; students who apply earlier have a better chance at receiving placement in the term that they are applying for. Applications received beyond the indicated deadlines will only be considered if space is still available in the selected term/study program.

  • Scholarship Deadlines

    Scholarship Deadline March 15

    Completed application and supporting materials for scholarship applicants must be received at SACI’s New York Office by the indicated Deadline.

  • Term Dates

    FALL 2017

    Term start/end dates: September 1 - December 18, 2017

    Arrival - Housing Opens September 1

    Orientation September 2-3

    Class Begins September 4

    Midterm Break for Undergraduates October 28 - November 5

    Final Exams December 11-15

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes December 18

    SPRING 2018

    Term start/end dates: January 4 - April 23, 2018

    Arrival - Housing Opens January 4

    Orientation January 5-7

    Class Begins January 8

    Midterm Break for Undergraduates February 24 - March 4

    Easter Monday - School Closed April 2

    Final Exams April 16-20

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes April 23

    LATE SPRING 2018

    Term start/end dates: May 17 - June 23, 2018

    Arrival - Housing Opens May 17

    Orientation May 18-20

    Classes Begin May 21

    Classes End June 22

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes June 23

    SUMMER 2018

    Term start/end dates: June 28 - July 28, 2018

    Arrival - Housing Opens June 28

    Orientation June 29 - 1

    Classes Begin July 2

    Classes End June 27

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes July 28

Scholarships & Aid

  • Scholarships & Aid

    Studio Arts College International makes every effort to make study abroad an achievable goal for every student. Find out more about how to apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid.

  • SACI Scholarships

    We offer many scholarships for incoming students. View SACI Scholarships.

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