HOW TO APPLY
Prospective students are invited to apply online with the form contained on this site (bottom section of the "How to Apply" tab; also at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=williams-g). A completed, online application includes biographical and contact information, a statement of professional and intellectual purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, and a sample research paper. The application fee is $70.00. GRE scores should be sent directly by ETS to Williams College, School code 3965; Dept. code 2301 (Art History and Criticism). Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Program by the applicant's home institution(s). If English is not your first language or the official language of your undergraduate studies, please provide TOEFL/IELTS scores.
NOTE: Please do not send unrequested supplementary materials (such as CV's, exhibition catalogues, books, etc.) as these kinds of materials will not become part of the applicant file. For mailing/shipping addresses, click on the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page. The current application deadline is January 4, 2013.
Candidates are welcome to come to Williamstown in January for an interview; telephone interviews are also possible during this time. An interview is not required, however, to be considered for admission. If you wish to schedule an interview, please email email@example.com with your availability information.
Class Size and Profile
In recent years each matriculated class has averaged a dozen students. The student body varies widely in age, experience, background, and nationality. Some entering students have just completed the bachelor's degree, while others may have spent several years in the workplace, including many in museum jobs. The program welcomes applicants from outside the field of the history of art.
Notification of admission is normally made in March and April.
Questions? If you are experiencing difficulty with the application or have questions regarding the process, please contact George Ferger or Karen Kowitz.