Admissions

Incomplete applications will not be considered; it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials have been received before the deadline.

  • Priority admissions deadline for funding consideration is November 30th.

If you want to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Associateship (GTA) or to be nominated to the University Fellowship Competition, your application must be complete (ALL application materials received including letters of reference and test scores) by November 30th. Since you are relying on your recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation by the deadline, you should submit your application well in advance and inform your recommenders of the deadline date. Submitting an application within days of the deadline does not allow enough time for your recommenders to submit their letters. Departmental funding decisions are typically made after the University Fellowship Competition in late February/early March. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

More Funding Opportunities | Program Application Deadlines

  • $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.
  • Official GRE Scores
    Scores are considered official if they are sent to Ohio State directly from the testing service. Use school code: #1592. Applicants applying to the PhD program are required to take the GRE, regardless of GPA.

    The Graduate Studies Committee encourages applicants to prepare well before taking the GRE. The GMAT cannot be substituted for the GRE. The suggested minimum scores for admission are:
    • Verbal: 156
    • Quantitative: 148
    • Writing: 4.0

    Applicants who score below the suggested scores may be required to complete an applicant interview.
  • Official TOEFL Scores (international students only)
    Scores are considered official if they are sent to Ohio State directly from the testing service. Use school code #1592. 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. 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.

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/CV 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: Approximately 6–20 pages in length; for example, publications, manuscripts, conference papers, papers from advanced courses, or you may submit an essay on a policy issue related to the Arts or to Arts Education of approximately six pages in length. All writing samples must be in English. Do not submit more than 20 pages.

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
pace.162@osu.edu

If you wish to be considered for a GTA position, this application must be submitted to the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy.

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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 gradadmissions@osu.edu.

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.

 

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