Acceptance to the M.A. in Art Education program is a two-step process. You must apply for acceptance into the University. Then you will submit required items to the Art Education program. Your application will be reviewed on the strength of your ability for graduate study. For more information, please contact Dr. Delane Ingalls Vanada

Step 1: Apply to Catholic University

A Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.F.A.) is required for admission to Catholic University’s Art Education program. The online Graduate Application requirements include:  

  • A $60 application fee
  • Statement of purpose. Your statement of purpose (1-2 pages) should address your interest in our program, relevant educational and personal experiences, and personal goals relevant to art education.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation. Letters can be from current or former instructors, supervisors, or practicing professionals with current knowledge of your academic ability and potential. No letters from family, friends, or clergy.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate level or higher courses. In order to expedite the processing and evaluation of admissions, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, final, official transcripts and documentation of degree conferral are expected to be submitted as soon as possible

​More information about Catholic University’s graduate admission process can be found ​here​.


Step 2: Submit a Portfolio Through Acceptd

In addition to the general requirements for graduate admission, applicants to the M.A. in Art Education should submit the following through Acceptd:

  • Portfolio of Artwork. Submit 10-15 pieces of your portfolio for review that shows breadth in skills and knowledge of various media--drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, digital art, photography, etc.
  • Resumé or CV. This should include relevant work and professional experience, as well as related activities such as research, awards, exhibitions, and service.
  • Writing or Research Sample. You may include a research paper, article, or other example of academic writing in the area of art education or your current field of study. If you do not have an academic writing sample, please submit a one- to two-page art education philosophy statement with clearly articulated goals. Maximum of 10 pages.
  • Headshot and short biography are welcome, but not required.


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