CCST Admissions Requirements

Applications open for Fall 2017: October 15, 2016

Deadline for Fall 2017:  January 10, 2017

Fall notification date mid-March
Application fee $100.00 for Canadians
$162.00 for international students
Annual enrolment limit No limit, but typically 10-12 students
Part-time students accepted? Occasionally
Applications accepted by mail or online Online only

 

Please note that all supporting documents (e.g., writing sample, official transcripts, references) are now uploaded as electronic files to the online application. Applicants will only be required to submit official hard-copy transcripts for verification if they are offered admission.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for the MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies normally have preparation in the discipline equivalent to the undergraduate major in art history at UBC: a minimum of ten courses (equaling 30 credits) in art history at the third and fourth-year levels. It is recommended that these courses represent a significant range of historical periods and/or geographical areas. An A grade must have been earned in at least 12 credits, with a high B standing in the remainder, for an overall average of not less than B+.

In addition, applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Graduate Studies minimum admission requirements: an honours or bachelor’s degree requiring four years of study with a B+ average in third- and fourth-year-level coursework. From Quebec, a three-year bachelor’s degree is acceptable provided the Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales (D.E.C.) has been previously awarded. Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website  to confirm the minimum admission requirements if you are an international student. These standards constitute the minimum requirement, and admission remains at the discretion of the department.