Admission Requirements for the Art Education Track, Art, MA

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Individuals seeking admission to graduate study within the Department of Artand 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 BSEd in Art Education or equivalent degree program or be judged to possess the necessary prerequisite studio proficiency. Admission into the MA in Art, Art Education Track of the Department of Artand Design is based on the nature, extent, and quality of preparation in studio, art teaching, contemporary art theory, 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 courses.

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

All application information can be requested by visiting Graduate Admissions. You may also contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research by email at or by calling 724-357-2222.

List of Admissions Materials for the Art Education Track

  1. Application form and fee
  2. Official transcripts (include all undergraduate/graduate coursework)
  3. Resume
  4. Artist/goal statement (one page) articulating your professional goals and curricular research interests.
  5. Two letters of recommendation. These letters should be written by professional artists or educators in the arts with whom the applicant has recently studied or worked and who can assess the applicant's studio and/or scholastic competencies.

Application Deadlines

All of the application materials must be received by the School of Graduate Studies and Research before a review of materials can take place. Although summer term is the preferred start for this program, applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

You can apply now for this program, which will begin summer 2019.