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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
  • 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
  • Two 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
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • 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
  • A Portfolio (CD or Flash Drive – this is not required for Arts Administration) mailed to:

Department of Art Education
Attn: Susan Messersmith
Florida State University
1033 William Johnston Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232


 Masters Applications

  • MS in Art Education with teacher certification
  • MS in Art Education with-out teacher certification – ‘Art for Life’ track
  • 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
  • Two 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
  • 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 (CD or Flash Drive – this is not required for Arts Administration) mailed to:

Department of Art Education
Attn: Susan Messersmith
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. If you are a current FSU Student, please see your academic adviser for more information or you may contact Dr. Jeff Broome, adviser for the 5 year program in the Department of Art Education.