Ready to Apply?

To be considered for admission into the Master of Arts in Art Education program, you must complete a three step application process:

Steps to apply:

  1. Pre-Application Form
  2. Graduate School Application
  3. SlideRoom Portfolio Submission

Pre-Application Form

Step 1
Graduate School Application

Graduate School Application

We are here to guide you as you complete your application and answer any questions you may have about requirements, application materials, deadlines, and more. Please contact one of our Enrollment Specialists should you need any assistance.

1. Complete the online Graduate School Application

2. Order official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended

3. Request three letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who can speak to your ability to be successful in a graduate program.

4. Submit a writing sample, such as research paper, article, curriculum plan or other sample of academic writing. Applicants who do not have an academic writing sample may submit two writing samples, one from each of the following categories:

Category A

  • Write a one-page artist statement -OR-
  • Write a one-page teaching philosophy statement

Category B

  • Provide a convincing argument for art education in the general school curriculum, even in times of tight budgets -OR-
  • Describe your personal history of art education and how your past art experiences and teachers have helped shape your ideas and beliefs about art and your role as an art educator today
Step 2

Web-Based Portfolio

To complete the graduate application, you must submit your web-based portfolio to SlideRoom.

  • Choose the Art Education Online portal that corresponds to the term you plan to enroll
  • Images and videos can be labeled and ordered after they are uploaded
  • Include the title of the work, medium, size and date. You may also include the URL for your website

Maximum file sizes:

  • Images: jpg, png, or gif: 2MB each. For good image quality and quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 dpi.
  • Video: mov, wmv, flv-up to 20MB
  • PDF: 10MB per document
  • After you set up and review your online portfolio, submit the $10 portfolio submission fee.

Note: SlideRoom offers additional submission instructions. For technical assistance, contact SlideRoom Technical Support.

Step 3

Admission Requirements

Give yourself the best chance for acceptance into the program by taking time to review the admissions requirements now and checking them off one by one as you complete your application materials.

For your convenience, degree applications are accepted continuously throughout the year. Your admission will be reviewed on the strength of your ability for graduate studies, based upon the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school in art education, studio art, design or art history
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 undergraduate credit hours
  • Online Graduate Admission Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended
  • Professional portfolio submission (minimum of 10 digital images of personal works of art)
  • Applicants with teaching experience may choose to submit samples of student work as digital images, but it is not a requirement for admission
  • Research paper, article, curriculum plan or other sample of academic writing. Applicants who are lacking “academic” papers may submit two writing samples (details on Application Requirements)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from a current supervisor, former supervisor and/or professor (Friends and family members are not considered reliable sources for recommendations)
  • Statement of professional goals for attending graduate school and earning an MA degree in art education
  • Resume
  • $37 application fee; $10 Slideroom submission fee
  • Immunization History Form

Please take a moment to review the program's Technical Requirements.