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 and Art History - February 2

ART EDUCATION FALL DEADLINES: APRIL 15 for assistantship consideration; JUNE 12 for final deadline to enter program

Applications must be complete by these dates to be considered for graduate assistantships. Priority is given to applicants who meet the above deadlines.  Applications received after the deadlines are accepted as space allows at the discretion of the graduate faculty. 

Graduate assistantships in Art Education and Art History will remain open as space allows. For information concerning graduate assistantships, contact individual program coordinators listed below. 

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: Janice Lessman-Moss - - 330-672-2158

Details on Graduate Assistantships

Information for International Applicants