Masters Application Process

Masters Application Process

It is recommended that you start part 1 no later than January 24th.

The application deadline is February 1st.

MFA Studio Art

Part One: Online Application for Admission Following the completion of this form, you will receive two emails, one with a password and information about the MyRed system, and a second with instructions for GAMES, UNL’s online application system. (Be aware that it may be a day or two before you receive both emails, so be sure to build this time constraint into your planning).

Part Two: Graduate Admission Management and Evaluation System (GAMES)
  • Three recommendation letters (you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses for those writing a letter on your behalf. Each person will receive an email from GAMES requesting a recommendation letter and each will each be provided with a link for online letter submission).
  • A Statement of goals and objectives (uploaded in PDF format)
  • For International Students, Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-79
Part Three: Portfolio Submission
Students will upload a portfolio of 20 images (complete with titles and descriptions) to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts Slideroom© portal. A link is provided at the end of the application on GAMES. Complete instructions including images size and formats, are provided on the Slideroom© site. Upon completing the portfolio submission, the applicant will be provided with a confirmation number, which should then be submitted to GAMES, completing the application process.

Once the entire application is complete it will be forwarded to the School of Art, Art History & Design faculty members for review. Applicants will be notified as soon as admissions decisions are complete.

MA Art History

Part One: Online Application for Admission Following the completion of this form, you will receive two emails, one with a password and information about the MyRed system, and a second with instructions for GAMES, UNL’s online application system. (Be aware that it may be a day or two before you receive both emails, so be sure to build this time constraint into your planning).

Part Two: Graduate Admission Management and Evaluation System (GAMES)
  • Three recommendation letters (you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses for those writing a letter on your behalf. Each person will receive an email from GAMES requesting a recommendation letter and each will each be provided with a link for online letter submission).
  • A Statement of goals and objectives (uploaded in PDF format)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
  • Writing sample (e.g., paper from an art history course or related field, senior thesis).
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded in PDF format)
  • For International Students, Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-79
Once the entire application is complete it will be forwarded to the School of Art, Art History & Design faculty members for review. Applicants will be notified as soon as admissions decisions are complete.