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Program Specific Requirements

MA IN ART EDUCATION WITH EMPHASIS IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS
 

BFA in Art Education with Certification (Exceptions will be made in some cases for those with a BA or BS in Art Education without certification with significant teaching experience, or a BFA not in Art Education with significant teaching experience)

  • Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required
  • Portfolio (submitted via Slideroom or online gallery link) of recent artwork consisting of 10 to 15 images demonstrating the applicant’s studio practice, lesson planning, and/or student work
  • Academic or professional writing sample (minimum of 3 pages) demonstrating use of citations and references



MA IN ART EDUCATION WITH CERTIFICATION 
(Concurrent Program)
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in the visual arts with a 3.0 minimum GPA.  All transcripts will be evaluated by the Admissions Office to determine eligibility of previous coursework
  • 43.5 studio art credit hours
  • 15.0 credit hours of art history, including 3.0 credits outside the western tradition
  • 3.0 credit hours of digital imaging or working experience equivalent
  • 6.0 credit hours of English
  • Portfolio (submitted via Slideroom or online gallery link) of recent artwork consisting of 10 to 15 images demonstrating the applicant’s studio practice, lesson planning, and/or student work


MA IN SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • Expanded statement of intent that includes a proposal related to the type of inquiry and investigation in social engagement the candidate wishes to pursue
  • Academic or professional writing sample (minimum of 3 pages) demonstrating use of citations and references


MFA IN SOCIALLY-ENGAGED STUDIO ART
 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any discipline of studio, visual or fine arts, and have completed a minimum of 15 art history credits

  • Expanded statement of intent that includes a proposal related to the type of inquiry and investigation in community practice the candidate wishes to pursue

  • Portfolio (submitted via Slideroom or online gallery link) of recent artwork consisting of 15 to 20 images demonstrating a mature and focused body of work