Admission Requirements

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Apply to this program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections below before you begin.

Accelerated option: Earn two degrees, sooner

If you’re majoring in art education, you can get a head start on this master’s degree.

Through mixed credit course work, up to nine credit hours will count toward both degrees.

Graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art education, one semester sooner.

Admission requirements

Traditional Master of Art Education
  1. Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in art or art education from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University.
  2. Applicants must submit a scholarly writing sample or samples of studio practice and a statement of purpose.
  3. A completed Missouri State University Graduate Application
  4. Admission decisions will be made by a committee of Graduate Faculty in the Department of Art and Design.
Accelerated Master of Art Education

The Department of Art and Design at Missouri State University will offer undergraduate art education students the opportunity to take graduate classes up to 9 hours of mixed credit.

  1. Applicants must be of junior standing and have a declared major in in Art Education in the Department of Art and Design having completed 15 hours in the major department, including at least six hours at the 300-level or above, with a GPA in the major of 3.25 or better.
  2. Before enrolling in courses to be counted for both undergraduate and graduate credit, an undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated master’s program and receive prior approval from the Director of Graduate Studies, the Department Head, and the Dean of the Graduate College.
  3. Applicants must submit a scholarly writing sample or samples of studio practice and a statement of purpose.
  4. Admission decisions will be made by a committee of Graduate Faculty in the Department of Art and Design.

All MSEd (Master of Science in Education) hours with art focus from MSU are transferable. Applications will be notified by mail once their application is complete.