Graduate Students

Moore's Graduate Studies program in Art Education, open to women, men and nonbinary students from all backgrounds, continue and build upon the College's rich legacy of esteemed and progressive education.

Our programs recognize and reflect the critical value of professional exposure and require a field practicum, internship or international studio residency. As the activities and commitments of our alumni confirm, Moore graduate students successfully complete their degrees with the capacity and drive to be insightful practitioners, influential thought leaders and change agents who are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Every year, we welcome select students into each of the programs after careful review of the required application materials. All prospective graduate students are reviewed by a Graduate Review Committee after the application deadline and are automatically considered for fellowships based on academic merit and creative promise—a separate application for fellowships is not required.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Moore’s world-renowned art education program is one of only two schools that allows students to complete student teaching requirements with the school students who are currently employed. Situated at the heart of Philadelphia, PA’s world-renowned museum district. Our locale puts you at the center of this city’s arts and culture scene while inspiring your own artwork and informing your academic pursuits.

Application Requirements
  • Submit an application with an official college transcript(s), portfolio, essay and two letters of recommendation.
  • Hold a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have passed Pennsylvania required clearances.
  • Have an undergraduate degree with 28.5 studio credit hours.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on their previous college degree.
  • 15 credits in Art History with 3 credits in Non-Western Art

After all of the application materials are received, Post Baccalaureate candidates will interview with the head of the art education department to discuss their artistic intent and academic goals. 

US Residents and Permanent Residents can complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based Financial Aid. Be sure to use Moore’s FAFSA code 003300

Application for the Teaching Intern Certification may be made after the applicant has:

  • Been accepted into the Post Baccalaureate program
  • Located a fulltime teaching position in which the principal or appointed teacher agrees to mentors the Intern and complete PDE 430 evaluation forms
  • Passed the Praxis exams. Subjects: Content Knowledge and Art: Content Knowledge 
  • Completed the first semester with at least a 3.0 GPA.

For more information email or call 215.965.4015.


Moore awarded $150,000+ in Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships in 2023. To be eligible for one of these highly competitive opportunities, applicants must submit all materials before the February 1 deadline.

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