Deadlines and Important Dates
Your degree application, including receipt of all application materials, must be received by the following deadlines to be considered complete:
January 15 for early fall semester admission*
March 25 for late fall semester admission
October 1 for spring semester admission
*Please note that application portfolios submitted by the early deadline will be given priority consideration.
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee.
You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:
A copy of an official transcript from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Penn State alumni do not need to request transcripts for credits earned at Penn State, but must list Penn State as part of your academic history. Upon admission and your acceptance of admission, you will be asked to send an additional official transcript. You will receive instructions at that time.
Statement of purpose in pursuing the MPS in Art Education
Three letters of recommendation — You will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each recommender requesting they complete a brief online recommendation regarding your commitment for success in an online program. Please inform all recommenders they must submit the form in order for your application to be complete.
Teaching portfolio, including teaching philosophy and a sample of curricular materials developed by the applicant
Critical reflective written response to an article provided in the application. The response should outline the key arguments made by the author(s), a critical evaluation of the logic and assumptions in the article, and a connection to the applicant's own instructional or professional experience.
Curriculum vitae with evidence of professional leadership and service
English Proficiency — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with some exceptions. Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Proficiency section on the Graduate School's "Requirements for Graduate Admission" page.
How to Apply
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus