In order to apply to the . program, candidates must hold an . degree preferably in Art History or in a closely related field together with an appropriate number of art history and related courses such as are described for entrance into the . program. All candidates for the . program are strongly advised to contact a potential supervisor well in advance of submitting the application in order to establish a relationship. Applicants who have not vetted their research proposal (application statement) with a potential supervisor are unlikely to be admitted.