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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

How to Apply

There are two steps in the application process. The prospective student must apply fully to both The Department of Art & Art History and The Graduate School to be considered.

The Department of Art and Art History does NOT require the GRE for Admission


1. Please email the following items to the Graduate Coordinator, Professor Durant Thompson, in PDF format:

  • Letter of Intent (include a brief introduction, proposed area of study, semester and year to begin the program, and goals as a graduate student).
  • 20 Images (Save images in JPG format; maximum dimensions of 2000 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. File sizes should be no larger than 2MB).
  • Include a corresponding Image List with dimensions, medium, process and year.
  • Contact information of 3 references, including name, phone, adn email. These may be from Academic or non-Academic sources.
  • Artist’s Statement
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript

Email to: durant@olemiss.edu. Please include your last name and “MFA Applicant” in the email line.


2. Please send the following items to The Graduate School:

send to:
The UM Graduate School
The Graduate House
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677


Tuition Calculator:
Use this link to estimate tuition costs.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Durant Thompson
Professor of Art
Graduate Program Coordinator
(662) 915-5828
durant@olemiss.edu

The Department of Art & Art History also offers tours to prospective at students any time throughout the semester.

Contact the office to arrange a meeting or tour of our facilities.
Email: art@olemiss.edu

Phone: 662-915-7193