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We welcome your application! Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Class of 2021, applications are due Sunday, January 6, 2019 (11:59 pm). Apply now to the University of Delaware.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • University of Delaware Graduate Application and Fee

The 2018-2019 application fee is $75.00. Learn more or start your application now.

  • Unofficial Transcript(s)

Please upload transcripts from each college or university attended.

  • Graduate Application Essay

Articulate your educational aspirations, career goals and expectations for how this degree will help you achieve your objectives. Are there areas of special interest to you?

  • Short Essay Supplemental Form

A Winterthur Program specific supplement to the Graduate Application (fillable in browsers other than Firefox), please download, complete, and save—then upload as directed.

  • Academic Writing Sample

Please upload a complete academic paper that demonstrates your ability to use evidence, interpret it, and frame an argument. The Winterthur Program requests a minimum length of 7 pages to a maximum length of 20 pages. (For longer papers with images, you may wish to reduce the file size for easier uploading.)

  • Three Letters of Recommendation

When possible, select three professors who know your academic or professional work. Applicants who desire may choose to replace one academic reference with a professional reference. Applicants who are no longer in contact with academic references, or whose recommenders may have retired or passed away, may submit professional references.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores

The Test Code for the University of Delaware is 5811. We recommend testing by early November to ensure score delivery before our application deadline.

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Upload a curriculum vitae or resume. Be sure to include internships or volunteer positions that demonstrate your interest and experience related to material culture study.

Interview Weekend is conducted by the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program and is normally held Thursday through Saturday, mid-March at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Each year, sixteen successful applicants are invited to participate (in-person) in Interview Weekend. Participation is required to be considered for admission. Reasonable costs for travel and lodging to attend Interview Weekend are paid by the Winterthur Program. All admission offers include a fellowship (22-month stipend) and full tuition scholarship. (Full-time participation over the course of 22 consecutive months, beginning August 1, is expected.)

STILL UNDECIDED ABOUT APPLYING—LEARN MORE

(All opportunities to learn more are completely optional and are not part of the applicant record.)

  • The Program arranges phone appointments with Program faculty throughout the year.

  • Program Visit Days are scheduled each fall on four Fridays (October / November) at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Please see below for more information.

  • Prospective applicants are welcome to visit Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library as a museum visitor during normal open hours.

  • Prospective applicants may also attend the annual thesis presentations and graduation celebration, typically held on the last Thursday afternoon of May at Winterthur Museum. RSVP/More

Fall Visit Days

Although fall 2018 dates are no longer available, you may click any date below to learn more. Please look for fall 2019 dates to be announced this summer.

Friday, OCTOBER 19
Friday, OCTOBER 26
Friday, NOVEMBER 2
Friday, NOVEMBER 9