Department of Art and Art History Graduate Admissions

Art Education Graduate Admissions Overview

  • Admission is for fall semester only; no spring or summer admission (no exceptions)
  • No deferred admission
  • No admission for non-degree seeking students

Application Deadlines

Application materials are submitted electronically to two entities (1. UT–Austin Graduate School, 2. Department of Art and Art History) and must be received by:

December 15, 2016 (Recommended)
Graduate School via ApplyTexas

January 6, 2017
Department of Art and Art History

Late applications will not be accepted (no exceptions)

Decisions are made early-to-mid March

Acceptance Criteria

To apply for admission to the graduate program in art education, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. An undergraduate major in art education, studio art, or art history is highly recommended. However, special consideration may be given to applicants with related baccalaureate degrees and experience in art teaching, museum education, or community art organizations.

Students may apply to enter in the Fall Semester only. Admission decisions are made within approximately one month after the application deadline. Applicants must be recommended for admission by the faculty of the Art Education Graduate Studies Committee and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. All documents in the application are evaluated holistically. In addition, the University requires applicants to have a cumulative grade-point average of least 3.00 (A = 4.00) and to take the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), and either the TOEFL or IELTS (international students only).

The University of Texas at Austin believes that a highly talented and diverse student body can significantly enhance the character and quality of the academic culture and community. To this end, the University is continuously engaged in an effort to increase the pool of graduate scholars from diverse backgrounds.

As authorized by the Board of Regents and beginning with the academic year 2005–2006, The University of Texas at Austin has added race and ethnicity to the criteria considered for admission of freshmen, graduate students, and law students, and to the awarding of scholarships and fellowships in those cases when an individualized and full file review is conducted as part of the selection process.