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Graduate Admissions

 

The FSU Art Education department offers a range of Master’s and Doctoral degrees in art education, art therapy, arts administration, and museum education.  Our offerings also include a combined BA/MS in art education and a fully online MS in art education.  For detailed application and admission information please see the information below.  To contact the director of your future program, please visit our faculty pages.  Thank you for your interest in our program!  We look forward to working with you!


Deadlines | Degrees Offered | Doctoral Applications | Masters Applications | 5 Year Combined Program Applications |
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 Fall Enrollment Deadlines

  • Art Education Program – February 1st
  • Art Therapy Program – January 15th
  • Arts Administration Program -February 1st
  • Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (MEX) Program -February 1st

Spring Enrollment Deadlines

  • 5 Year Combined Program – October 10th
  • Art Education Program – October 1st
  • Arts Administration Program – October 1st

Online MS Art Education Enrollment Deadlines

  • Fall – July 1
  • Spring – November 1
  • Summer – March 1


The Art Therapy and Museum Education and Exhibitions (MEX) Programs admits students only for the fall semester.
The 5 Year combined BA in Art /MS in Art Education program admits students who are currently enrolled as FSU studio art majors. Please make sure you’ve contacted June Dollar, jdollar@fsu.edu, not only for your preliminary advising, but to make sure that you’re on the correct path for the 5 Year Combined Program.


Degrees Offered

  • Art Education Program
    • 5 Year combined BA in Art/MS in Art Education
    • MS in Art Education with teacher certification
    • MS in Art Education without teacher certification – 100% online!
    • Ed.D. Doctorate of Education degree
    • Ph.D. Doctorate of Philosophy degree
  • Art Therapy Program
    • MS in Art Therapy
    • Ed.D. Doctorate of Education degree
    • Ph.D. Doctorate of Philosophy degree
  • Arts Administration Program
    • MA in Arts Administration
    • Ed.D. Doctorate of Education degree
    • Ph.D. Doctorate of Philosophy degree
  • Museum Education and Exhibitions Program
    • MA in Museum Education and Exhibitions
    • Ed.D. Doctorate of Education degree
    • Ph.D. Doctorate of Philosophy degree

At the graduate level, programs are designed to produce leaders in instruction, research and administration in art education, art therapy, arts administration and museum studies. Students are encouraged to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge that constitutes the teaching/learning and administrating processes in art.

The Department of Art Education no longer offers Undergraduate degrees.


Admissions Procedures


Transcripts

Please send all transcripts to:
Florida State University Office of Admissions
PO Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

Digital transcripts can be submitted to:
Graduateadmissions@fsu.edu

Doctoral Applications

  • Ed.D. Doctorate of Education degree
  • Ph.D. Doctorate of Philosophy degree

The doctoral admissions requirements and procedures are subject to all regulations specified for graduate studies in the University’s Graduate Bulletin for the academic year in which the doctoral student first matriculates. The FSU application must be completed and submitted electronically at Admissions, followed by sending an application fee.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale in a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • The applicant must be in good standing in the institution of higher education
  • Earn a minimum percentile ranking of 55% on the Verbal and 25% on the Quantitative portions of the GRE
  • TOEFL for international students, minimum scores: 80 internet/213 computer
  • Official transcripts from each institution or university attended
  • All applicants should have an undergraduate major related to art, art education, arts administration or have thirty credited hours of art and/or art history course work
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose – 1,000 word biography that addresses career goals, interest in the field, professional or academic background and rational for applying to the program
  • Academic writing sample
  • A Portfolio (NOT required for Arts Administration)
    • Uploaded into the SLATE admissions online system (32M max file size)
    • Emailed to vbarr@fsu.edu (10M max file size)
    • Mailed to:   Department of Art Education, Attn: Vicki Barr, Florida State University, 1033 William Johnston Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232

 Masters Applications

  • MS in Art Education with teacher certification
  • online MS in Art Education without teacher certification
  • MS in Art Therapy
  • MA in Arts Administration
  • MA in Museum Education and Exhibitions
To enroll in the program you must first be admitted to Florida State University. Complete the FSU application on the Office of Admissions page. This can be completed and submitted electronically, followed by sending an application fee of $30.
If you meet the requirements of the Graduate Admissions Office, your records will be forwarded to the Department of Art Education for consideration by the graduate faculty.
All Art Education Department MA/MS students in Art Education and Arts Administration must pass a comprehensive exam prior to graduation. More information on this exam can be found here: Comp Exam Info.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum of 3.0 grade point average
  • Earn a minimum percentile ranking of 55% on the Verbal and 25% on the Quantitative portions of the GRE
  • TOEFL for international students, minimum scores: 80 internet/213 computer
  • Official transcripts from each institution or university attended
  • The applicant must be in good standing in the institution of higher education
  • All applicants should have an undergraduate major related to art, art education, arts administration or have thirty credited hours of art and/or art history course work. Deficiencies may be made up after acceptance into the program
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose – a 1,000 word biography that addresses career goals, interest in the field, professional or academic background and rational for applying to the program
  • Academic writing sample
  • Art Therapy Only: Complete twelve hours of psychology prerequisites: Introduction or General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Theories of Personality
  • Art Therapy Only: An interview is required for admittance
  • A Portfolio (NOT required for Arts Administration)
    • Uploaded into the SLATE admissions online system (32M max file size)
    • Emailed to vbarr@fsu.edu (10M max file size)
    • Mailed to:   Department of Art Education, Attn: Vicki Barr, Florida State University, 1033 William Johnston Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232

5 Year Combined Program Applications

The 5 Year combined BA in Art /MS in Art Education program admits students who are currently enrolled as FSU studio art majors.  You can access the application here, the deadline to apply is October 10.
If you are a current FSU Student, please see your academic adviser for more information or you may contact Dr. Sara Scott Shields, adviser for the 5 year program in the Department of Art Education.

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