Application to the program is made online through the Graduate School following this link to the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Prospective Graduate Students web page. The following must be received by February 1, along with the application fee:
To be competitive, applicants should have earned strong grades as an undergraduate, achieving an overall 3.2 grade-point average and at least a 3.4 in the major. All applicants to the MA program must take the GRE exam.
A Joint Program of the Art History Program of the Art Department and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies
The program is small and selective, accepting only one or two highly qualified applicants each year. Successful applicants must demonstrate an ability to work in a critical and imaginative fashion and to conduct original, clearly articulated research that will advance the frontiers of knowledge. Prospective students must apply through the Stone Center of Latin American Studies following this link to the Stone Center of Latin American Studies Ph.D. in Art History and Latin American Studies web page. Along with the Graduate School application form, applicants must submit transcripts, GRE scores (Tulane code is R6183), three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, evidence of ability in a foreign language (such as college coursework, papers, or standardized tests), and an MA thesis or two substantive research papers. Please send these materials to the following address:
Latin American Studies / Art History Graduate Admissions
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
100 Jones Hall Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 7018-5698
Students may enter the program in one of four ways: directly with a BA, coming to the program with an MA conferred by another university, transferring to the program with an MA conferred by another Tulane department, and progressing from the MA programs in Art History or Latin American Studies.
A six-person faculty committee (convened by the Director of the Program) evaluates applications. Members of this admissions committee include the Graduate Coordinators in Art History and Latin American Studies and faculty (two from Art History and two from Latin American Studies) with whom the candidate will potentially work. Applicants who are coming from Tulane's MA programs in Art History and Latin American Studies must be able to secure the support of two faculty members who will agree to direct his/her studies if accepted to the program.