Application Process

Application deadline extended to February 1. Apply before February 1 to be considered for scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.


Applications for the M.A. in Art Education—tracks 1, 2 and 3—are considered in both the fall and spring semesters and the deadlines are January 5 and October 1, respectively. These deadlines apply only to general studies in art education (track 1), the concentration in art museum education (track 2), and graduate degree with teacher certification (track 3).

Applying to a program in the College of Visual Arts and Design is a 2-part process. An applicant must apply to both the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and to the Department of Art Education and Art History, as detailed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Apply to the Toulouse Graduate School

  • Submit an online application at ApplyTexas as soon as possible
  • Contact the registrar’s office at each college and university you have attended and request that each send an official transcript of your records to the Toulouse graduate school.  Transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline.

    By U.S. Postal Service:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1155 Union Circle #305459
    Denton, TX 76203-5017

    By UPS/FedEx:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
    Denton, TX 76203-5459

  • Submit your GRE scores

Step 2: Apply to the Department Of Art Education & Art History

Send all of the following items as either hard copy or via email attachment to:

Department of Art Education and Art History
College of Visual Arts and Design
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203

  1. Letter/statement of intent. Details about your intended major (Please specify the option/track you intend to pursue) and the goals that you hope to achieve by obtaining the degree.
  2. Sample of writing. Preferably a recent research paper completed for an art course (graded is fine). If you do not have a research paper in art, you may submit a research paper from a course in another field, a piece of professional writing or write a completely new paper. Units of instruction are not appropriate writing samples.
  3. Professional resume. This should list all relevant work experience, affiliations, etc.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation. This should be on the recommender’s university or company letterhead and MUST be submitted directly to the department by the recommender. There is no specific recommendation form required.

For questions about the process, contact the Department of Art Education and Art History at x