Admission as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

Non-Degree Application Deadlines: 

Fall semester: August 15
Spring semester: January 15
Summer session: May 1

Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university verified by an official transcript.
  • Completed application
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing the applicant's interest in art history and reasons for pursuing graduate studies at St. Thomas. 
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A writing sample showing research and writing expertise (sample will not be returned).

Please note that non-degree students do not qualify for financial aid.

Changing from Non-Degree Status to Degree-Seeking Status:

Non-degree students may apply for degree-seeking status at the regular admissions deadlines by submitting all required application materials. Letters of recommendation solicited from faculty in the program are allowable. Up to four courses taken as a non-degree student may be applied for credit towards the degree.

Mailing address for transcripts and letters of recommendation:

Graduate Admissions
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue, Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2009

Materials can also be emailed to: