Priority application deadline is April 2, 2021. Final application deadline is June 1, 2021.
Online program availability may vary by state. For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs, please visit: https://online.osu.edu/state-authorization/disclosures.
The following application materials are required:
After submitting your application, you will receive an email the next day from the admissions office instructing you how to check the status of your application online. This email is very important, so if you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder first and then contact the Graduate Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not assume that your application is complete until you have confirmed it by checking the status. The department and the university are not responsible for alerting you if something is missing.
- $60 domestic
- $70 international
Upload one transcript from all previously attended institutions with your application. Scan all pages of the transcript including the back. The admissions office will not accept advising reports or web printouts. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required. Uploaded transcripts are preferred, but if you are unable to upload, you may send the hard copy to:
Graduate and Professional Admissions
P.O. Box 182004
Columbus, OH 43218-2004
Unofficial transcripts are accepted for the application. If accepted, applicants will then be required to submit official transcripts. Transcripts are considered official if sent directly from the college or university directly to Graduate and Professional Admissions.
The following materials should be uploaded with the application:
- Three Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from persons acquainted with your academic program, scholastic ability, or professional performance. These letters are extremely important and you are advised to select recommenders who are familiar with your best work as it relates to your scholarly and professional goals. It is strongly advised that you inform your recommenders of the application deadline date and submit your application well in advance of the deadline.
- Resume: A resume of your educational background and professional experience.
- Statement of Intent (no more than three typed pages): The statement of intent should include:
- Your professional goals and relationship of academic and professional experience to those goals.
- Academic and professional preparation not evident from other credentials submitted.
- An indication of why you have chosen to pursue a career in art education, arts policy, arts administration, and subfields as well as why you are applying to The Ohio State University.
- Anticipated use of graduate study in pursuit of the stated goals.
- Writing Sample: Please use the rubric below as a guide for your application’s writing sample.* If you are submitting a paper that was previously written (i.e. a past class paper, a published article), please make sure (or edit your paper in a way) that it meets the rubric’s standards under “Capstone.”
*If you are writing a completely new writing sample for your application, please choose read and respond to the article below. Construct an essay around the article, making sure that it meets the rubric’s standards under “Capstone.” Please do not exceed 10 pages, double spaced, 12 point font.
Nordlund, C., Speirs, P., & Stewart, M. (2010). An invitation to social change: Fifteen principles for teaching art. Art Education, 63(5), 36-43.
An invitation to social change (PDF)370.76 KB
If you are unable to upload any of these documents, a hard copy or scanned version may be sent directly to:
Academic Program Coordinator
The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy
231 Sullivant Hall
1813 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
Official TOEFL Scores (international students only)
The TOEFL scores requirement applies to all applicants from a country where the first language is not English, unless a degree was earned in an English-speaking country. Use school code #1592. A minimum score of 100 on the iBT is required for admission. The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy does not accept the IELTS or MELAB.
After submitting your application, you will receive an email the next day from the admissions office instructing you how to check the status of your application online. This email is very important, so if you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder first and then contact the Graduate and Professional Admissions at email@example.com.
DO NOT assume that your application is complete until you have confirmed it by checking the status. The department and the university are NOT responsible for alerting you if something is missing
Beginning autumn 2020, the MAT or GRE is now OPTIONAL. Applicants who choose to take an exam must have their official scores sent directly to Ohio State.
Scores are considered official if they are sent to OSU directly from the testing service. For the MAT, use school code: #1574; for the GRE, use school code: #1592.