Individuals seeking admission to graduate study within the Department of Art and Design must meet the general admission standards and adhere to academic policies established by the School of Graduate Studies and Research at IUP.
These specific policies of the School of Graduate Studies and Research are described in the Graduate Catalog.
An applicant must either be a graduate of an accredited BFA, BA, or equivalent degree program or be judged to possess the necessary prerequisite studio proficiency. Admission into the MFA program or Studio Track, MA program of the Department of Art and Design is based on the nature,
extent, and quality of preparation in studio, art history, criticism, and other academic subjects. If an applicant is deemed to be deficient in any of these particular areas, the graduate committee may require satisfactory completion of certain undergraduate
For inquiries about the graduate art program and to schedule a visit, please contact the Department of Art and Design graduate coordinator Susan Palmisano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application information can be requested by visiting Graduate Admissions. You may also contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research by email at email@example.com or by calling 724-357-2222.
Artwork above: Omkar, MFA Thesis Exhibition (detail)
All of the application materials must be received by the School of Graduate Studies and Research before a review of materials can take place. Students seeking assistantships must apply by the February 15 deadline for priority consideration. Applications
are accepted for:
Please allow ample time for materials to arrive at IUP. If any are missing, the applicant will not be reviewed. Please note dates above are not postmarked dates. Students seeking assistantships must apply by the February 15 deadline for priority consideration.
Graduate course catalog
Graduate Art Handbook
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