Application Process


MFA in Studio Art and MA and PhD in Art History only accept applications for fall matriculation.

January 1 (Fall matriculation) 

  • Art History (M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Art Education (M.A.Ed., M.A.Ed. with certification, Ph.D.)
  • Departmental Assistantship Application - You must complete a School of Art Assistantship Application Form to be considered for an award.

January 7 (Fall matriculation) 

  • Studio Art (M.F.A.)
    (Exception for Interior Design: Although it is recommended that all applicants meet the January 7 application deadline for the School of Art,  Interior Design will also consider applicants for each academic year if applications are received three weeks before the Graduate School Deadline for Fall - April 15.)
  • Departmental Assistantship Application - You must complete a School of Art Assistantship Application Form to be considered for an award.

March 1 (Summer Matriculation)

  • Art Education (M.A.Ed., M.A.Ed. w/certification, Ph.D.)

August 1 (Spring matriculation)

  • Art Education (M.A.Ed., M.A.Ed. with certification, Ph.D.) 

Please note: Applications for graduate study received after the January 1 deadline will not be considered for assistantships during the first year. Assistantships begin Fall Semester.



Step 1

Complete the University of Georgia on-line application found here

We encourage you to submit the application as soon as you decide to apply to the Lamar Dodd School of Art.  The University of Georgia is closed for the holidays beginning Tuesday, December 25th and resumes normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Applications must be accompanied by $75 application processing fee. The fee for international applicants is $100.

Step 2

Upload your application supporting materials to Slideroom.

You will be asked to create an account, register, and start a new submission. Please choose Graduate Applications for Fall 2015 (or desired matriculation term) under categories. There will be a $10 submission fee to upload materials, which you must complete by the application deadline.

Three letters of recommendation must be submitted through Slideroom with all other supporting materials. These letters should be from former professors or other art professionals. Recommenders can email letters to if needed, but you must enter information for all three recommenders into Slideroom.

Supporting materials by degree:

Art Education

  • M.A.Ed. - Statement of Intent, Resume, and 20 Applicant/Student Digital Images
    (If you have no prior teaching experience, please submit Early Experiences.) 
  • Ph.D. - Statement of Intent, Resume, Master’s Thesis

Art History

  • M.A. - Statement of Intent, Resume, Art History Paper
  • Ph.D. - Statement of Intent, Resume, Master’s Thesis

Studio Art

  • M.F.A. - Statement of Intent, Resume, 20 Digital Images

Step 3

Mail two official transcripts from each degree-granting institution to:

The University of Georgia Graduate School
Terrell Hall, 210 S. Jackson St, Athens GA 30602

Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to the University of Georgia Graduate School, not issued to the student.


Standardized Test Requirements

UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813

Entrance test scores appropriate for each application must be sent to Graduate Admissions directly by the responsible testing agency. Unofficial scores are not acceptable. At this time, we do not have a minimum GRE or MAT score. 

Art Education

  • (M.A.Ed.) - GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • (Ph.D.) - GRE

Art History

  • (M.A., Ph.D.) - GRE

Studio Art

  • (M.F.A.) - no standardized test required


Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Required of international applicants for all degrees for whom English is not their native tongue.
  • Graduate School Minimum Requirements: IBT (internet-based) Total=80, Speak=20, Write=20