Arts Education (PreK-Grade 12), M.S.

Suggested Admissions Deadline: January 15 (summer semester start). Applications are considered on a rolling basis outside of this deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0
  • An undergraduate major in art, or a or minimum 30 credits of studio and/or design, art history, and contemporary arts survey courses; additional liberal arts and humanities courses (as determined by department transcript review)
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • A portfolio review (in person, digital, or emailed) of 12-20 images of original work, each captioned with the title, media, description, and date of work:
    • Emailed by attachment or link to James Rolling.
    • Mailing CD or DVD to: James Rolling, 054 ComArt Building, Syracuse NY 13244
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics
  • Letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
  • Interview recommended
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE not required (optional)
  • TOEFL is required for applicants whose native language is other than English.
  • Applicants with or without existing NYS teacher certification may apply; however, applicants must have NO existing Visual Arts certification.

Financial Support

Program Contacts

Breana Nieves Vergara, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions|315.443.2505
Breana Nieves Vergara
Lauren Schmidt, Career and Certification Counselor|315.443.2956
Lauren Schmidt