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:


The admission cycle for fall 2023 is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications.  We invite you to consider applying to our program when the next application cycle opens in August of 2023 for Fall 2024 admission.  Our application deadline for the School of Art is generally in early February, so please be sure to check our website next fall for exact deadlines and ensure that all application materials arrive by that date to qualify for admission consideration.

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