Graduate Admissions

Apply for your M.A. or M.F.A.

The School of Art at Kent State University provides abundant opportunities for graduate students to advance their skills in all areas of visual art, offering degrees in Art Education, Art History and Studio Art.  Learn more about our graduate programs here.

Please read application requirements before starting your application process.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines:

Fall Admission:

Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History - February 2

The School of Art accepts students for Fall Admission only.

Applications must be complete by these dates to be considered for graduate assistantships. Applications received after the deadlines will not be reviewed. Due to the time constraints of the admissions process, all applications must meet the above deadline. 

International applications completed after the deadline will not be reviewed. Due to the time constraints of the immigration process, International applicants must meet application deadlines. 

Contact Us

Contact Graduate Coordinator, Shawn Powell at or call 330-672-9728 for more information.

Please direct all general graduate program inquiries to Shawn Powell, Graduate Coordinator.  Program-specific questions can be directed toward the coordinator of each division listed below.

Art History: Gustav Medicus - - 330-672-1364

Art Education: Robin Vande Zande - - 330-672-7866.

Ceramics: Peter Christian Johnson - - 330-672-3360

Drawing: Darice Polo - - 330-672-2249

Glass: Davin Ebanks - - 330-672-9314

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling: Andrew Kuebeck - - 330-672-2910

Painting: Gianna Commito - - 330-672-7536

Print Media and Photography: Taryn McMahon - - 330-672-2839

Sculpture and Expanded Media: Isabel Farnsworth - - 330-672-6452

Textiles: John Paul Morabito - 330-672-1358

Details on Graduate Assistantships

Information for International Applicants