For MA in Art History

Application Process

Apply online at the Graduate Admissions Application Centre. Your application must include:

  • Application form and fee
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three Letters of Reference and assessment form. References from Art History professors are preferred. Referees will be contacted by application.support@concordia.ca as soon as the student submits their application. After 14 days, the link provided in the email will no longer be valid. For any questions, contact Art History.
  • A statement of purpose (500 words) should explain why you have chosen to do graduate work in Art History at Concordia University, propose a thesis topic or area of special interest, and discuss your professional goals.
  • A writing sample (8-10 pages), which usually takes the form of an art history undergraduate essay
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of legal status in Canada (if applicable)
  • Official English language test scores for applicants whose primary language is not English, unless exemption applies. For TOEFL, students need a minimum overall score of 95 and no part under 20 in each of the four components. Equivalent test scores are listed on Concordia’s English language proficiency test. 

A letter of support from the applicant's proposed supervisor at Concordia University is not required. 

For applications after January 15, please contact the Graduate Program Director. 


For PhD in Art History

Application Process

Apply online at the Graduate Admissions Application Centre. Your application must include:

  • Application form and fee
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three Letters of Reference and assessment form. References from Art History professors are preferred. Referees will be contacted by application.support@concordia.ca as soon as the student submits their application. Once contacted by the university, referees have 14 days to submit their letters. After that, the link provided to them will no longer be valid. For any questions contact  Art History.
  • A letter of support from the applicant's proposed supervisor at Concordia University. This letter is sent as a PDF directly to the student and is then uploaded with the rest of the supporting application material.
  • Statement of purpose (5-8 pages) should discuss why the applicant has chosen to pursue a Doctorate in Art History at Concordia University. Like a detailed research proposal, the letter should indicate the project that the applicant aims to develop, the contribution to scholarship it will make, and how the applicant's academic and professional background has prepared him/her to undertake the proposed research. If a faculty member agrees to supervise a project, they can provide some advice.
  • A writing sample (15-20 pages), usually a chapter from the applicant's MA thesis
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of legal status in Canada (if applicable)
  • Official English language test scores if English is not your first language. For TOEFL, students need a minimum overall score of 106 and no part under 20 in each of the four components. Equivalent test scores are listed on Concordia’s English language proficiency test.

For applications after January 15, please contact the Graduate Program Director.

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