Masters Application Process

Masters Application Process

It is recommended that you start part 1 no later than January 25th.

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 our 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 department 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 department faculty members for review. Applicants will be notified as soon as admissions decisions are complete.