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Master of Art in Visual Arts Education Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Program in Visual Arts Education.

We are not accepting applications for Fall 2016 admissions.  

Applicants for admission to the Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education program are normally expected to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in art and education work. The following items are required for evaluation by the School of Art Graduate Admissions Committee:

  • University Online Application
  • Application fee (submitted with online application)
  • Departmental Application
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended. Note: Official transcripts are not required during the admissions process, and only unofficial transcripts are required for the application. Applicants should not send official transcripts until they are offered admission. For complete requirements please visit the Graduate School transcript requirements:
  • GRE Scores (submitted by the testing agency – UC code 1833)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Intent
  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio Image List
  • Proof of English Proficiency (International Students only; see Graduate Handbook)
  • Applicants interested in receiving University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) and Graduate Assistantships (GA) for their first year in the Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education program must also submit the following two items, to be uploaded when completing the university online application: 1) A letter that describes the applicant’s qualifications and interest in available GA positions. 2) A current resume.

Please review the application information below for additional details about submitting application materials.

Application Deadline

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring Semester: March 01

The deadline for application to the Masters in Visual Arts Education program, and for scholarship consideration, is March 01 for the following fall semester. Applications will be considered for admission in fall and spring semesters; however, scholarships are awarded to those entering in fall semester only.

GA Positions (GA) and University Graduate Scholarships (UGS)

Graduate assistantships in the Visual Arts Education program are awarded on the basis of academic merit. The graduate assistantship (GA) is an award for full-time graduate students with responsibilities that may include teaching, research, and/or administrative duties. Graduate assistantship appointments generally run for an academic year in which the student works a total of 20 hours a week for which he/she earns a stipend.

The University Graduate Scholarship (UGS) is a University of Cincinnati funded tuition scholarship which covers all or a portion of tuition for full-time students, but does not cover general fees or any other university fees. A full UGS is also awarded to students with graduate assistantships.

International students can learn about additional scholarships available to them at the accessible University of Cincinnati International Services website.

Faculty consider the following issues when making GA appointments: One is academic promise as a student, which is judged on the basis of materials submitted for admission to the Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education program. The other is appropriate background and skills for the duties required by the particular assistantship position.

GA application procedure and deadline: Applications for a graduate assistantship in the Visual Arts Education program will be accepted until March 01. To apply for a graduate assistantship, please submit a letter of interest, including a current CV or resumé, to the director of graduate studies. Send applications by mail to the following address OR email as an attachment (.doc or .pdf only).  

School of Art
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

ph: 513-556-2962

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