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Applications must be made through the Graduate Studies Office at the University of Delaware using their online application. All application materials listed below—excepting GRE scores—must be uploaded electronically through this online platform.

Autobiographical Statement: A brief autobiography that indicates suitability for the field of conservation, learning process to date, appreciation of art and cultural heritage, and the importance of its preservation. (Your response to this question may also be used on the online application).

Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation stating the applicant's ability to successfully complete and profit from a graduate program in art conservation. At least one of these letters should be from a practicing professional conservator who has supervised the applicant's conservation work.

GRE Scores: An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be submitted. The University of Delaware’s GRE Code is 005811-5101.  The ETS University of Delaware institution code is "5811". You only need to submit the University code of 5811. No department code is needed for our institution.

Transcripts: Transcripts from all post-high school academic institutions must be uploaded to the online application. Unofficial transcripts or scans of official transcripts may be used. Do not mail official transcripts to the University of Delaware during the applicant stage. 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Supplemental Document 1 - Course Information Form
  • Supplemental Document 2 - Personal History Form  

Links to the Personal History and Course Information forms are provided at right and they must be completed in Adobe Reader. You may also contact us at 302-831-3489 or email to acquire these forms and documents. If students make it to the interview stage of the application process they will be expected to bring a portfolio to the interview. 

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Dear Applicant

Applicants should review the PDF documents that follow.  

To fill in the PDF forms you will need Adobe Acrobat (URL for downloading this free program is found below). If you are on a Mac platform, save the blank pdf forms to your own computer first, then open the files from your own computer to fill in and save. (Macs will not allow you to save changes made to the forms online.)  

Important Admission Procedures

Supplemental Document 1 - Course Information Chart

  • Course Information Chart to be completed by applicants

  • Download PDF

Supplemental Document 2 - Personal History Form

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  • The Department of Art Conservation
  • 303 Old College
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3489