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Graduate Art Education Program FAQ

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Application Process

The Master’s program in Art Education is not accepting applications for Fall 2024. Please check back for updates.


Can I pursue Teacher Certification as part of my Master’s degree work?

Yes. We offer a Schools track that has two options:

Schools without Certification
This option is generally followed by individuals that currently hold state licensure.

Schools plus Certification
This option is available for individuals seeking a master's degree and Texas all-level art certification. (See graduate advisor for details as the state has requirements for certification outside of coursework required for degree.)

Can I do the program through distance learning?


Can I do the program part-time?

Only under certain circumstances. Please set up an appointment with the Graduate Advisor to discuss this.

Do you have double or dual programs with other graduate programs?

No. However, there are many Graduate Portfolio Programs that may supplement your work in Art Education. Some programs may require additional coursework hours.


How much does it cost?

Review information about Tuition and other Costs of Attendance.

How do I fund my degree?

Some scholarships and fellowships are available. Teaching Assistantships are available on a limited basis. Offers of funding support are included in letters of admission. Learn more about Funding.

Do I have to submit a separate application to receive fellowships, grants, or teaching assistantships?

No. All candidates who are offered admission are automatically considered for funding. However, we strongly recommend all applicants fill out a FAFSA application prior to the priority deadline of March 15 in order to qualify for grants and other need-based forms of aid, regardless of whether or not they intend to take out student loans or grants. 

Application Process

Can I schedule an individual appointment and/or tour with faculty and/or staff?

Usually, yes. Contact the Graduate Advisor at least two weeks in advance of when you would like to visit.

Do you have Spring Admissions?

No. We discontinued Spring Admissions and now admit students for the Fall Semester only.

How long should the statements be?

Two to three focused pages, double spaced, should suffice.

Do my writing samples have to be things I wrote in college? What if I no longer have them?

Do you have any writing that is related to your work or experiences since graduation? If not, contact the Graduate Advisor for further information.

Am I required to submit a portfolio?

A portfolio of work is encouraged for the Schools plus Certification track as part of the admission process.

What should be in the portfolio?

Upload a portfolio as a supplemental document using a PDF of a Powerpoint or Google Slides. The portfolio should contain 10–20 images of your strongest work, demonstrating both breadth (a range of media) and depth (a concentration that explores a concept or idea in depth). Please include title of work, media, and dimensions.

Do I have to specify an Option/Focus?

Yes. Please be very clear in your application which Option you are seeking. Students are admitted not only to the program, but also to a specific study option.

Do I have to meet TOEFL/IELTS requirements?

All International Students who did not attend U.S. or other Anglophone undergraduate institutions must meet language requirements. Learn more about the requirements in Step 2 on the Apply page.

Do I have to take the GRE?

Check back for information about GRE requirements.

Who should be my recommender?

People familiar with your scholarly and/or education work who have worked with you as teachers or supervisors.

Are interviews required for admission?

Interviews may be requested as part of the admissions process.

When will I find out if I am admitted?

This information should be sent out by the end of February.

I did not major in Art or Art History for my undergraduate degree. Can I still apply?


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