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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

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Winterthur Program In American Material Culture (MA)

Telephone: (302) 831-2678
Faculty Listing: http://www.winterthurprogram.udel.edu/resources/faculty-and-staff/

Program Overview

The Winterthur Program in American Material Culture is a two-year program leading to a Master of Arts. The Program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of American decorative arts and material culture, defined as the history and philosophy of people and their things. The Program is a cooperative effort of the University and the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Related areas are American fine and decorative arts, social and cultural history, literature, and museum studies. The Program teaches research strategies for analyzing materials, processes, and design and for interpreting cultural meanings and contexts. Resources include the extraordinary object and library collections at the Winterthur Museum, special collections and digital media at the University of Delaware, and field-based learning in the U.S. and Great Britain.

Requirements For Admission

Students who are interested in graduate work in this field must apply for appointment as Winterthur Fellows. Application is made online through the Office of Graduate and Professional Education at the University of Delaware.

Admission is competitive. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission. Applicants who offer appropriate strengths yet do not meet the minimum academic requirements may still be considered for admission.

Following holistic review of all applications, sixteen selected applicants will be invited to participate in a 3-day weekend of required, in-person interviews at the Winterthur Museum (generally scheduled for the 2nd or 3rd Thursday through Saturday each March). Reasonable costs for attending Interview Weekend are covered by the Museum.

Winterthur Fellowships

All admitted students receive a fellowship which provides full tuition and an annual stipend. Application for the Program/fellowships is through the University of Delaware’s Office of Graduate and Professional Education http://grad.udel.edu/apply/. Consult the Program’s website (http://www.winterthurprogram.udel.edu/application/) for current information. In order to be considered, all application materials, including GRE scores, must be received no later than Sunday, January 6, 2019. Admission is by fellowship only.



    Master of Arts

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