Additional Program Information
Applicants must have completed forty-five (45) undergraduate semester hours of liberal arts courses including 36 semester hours of Studio Art and 9 semester hours of Art History.
Courses before Admission
Students may take up to two courses before being formally admitted into a graduate program. However, in order to be eligible for financial aid, you must be matriculated in a degree program and enrolled in at least two courses per semester.
Requests for a waiver of a program prerequisite or approval of transfer credit of an equivalent graduate course completed at another accredited college or university will be considered at the time of admission based on course descriptions and documentation submitted with the student’s application. Courses accepted in transfer must meet the academic criteria established by Framingham State University. A maximum of two (2) graduate courses may be accepted in transfer and applied toward a Framingham State University degree program.
In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must be matriculated in a degree program and enrolled in at least two courses per semester. For more information visit the Framingham State University Financial Aid Office, (click here for information), or call 508-626-4534.
Most Framingham State University graduate programs are part-time and therefore do not satisfy the full-time requirement for the F-1 visa.
TOEFL scores are required of applicants seeking admission from non-English speaking countries. The TOEFL may be waived if the applicant has successfully completed at least two full academic years in a college/university in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australian, New Zealand or Canada.
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Credit Evaluation service and translated into English.
Application materials such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, test score reports and copies of teaching licenses should be mailed directly to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Framingham State University
Dwight Hall, Room 209
100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Oral Comprehensive Exam and Professional Portfolio
An oral comprehensive examination and a professional portfolio are required of all students in the graduate program in art education. This examination is taken in the last semester of the program or no later than the semester following the final semester of coursework. The examination is conducted by a three-member panel consisting of one member representing the field of education, one member from the Art & Music Department (either studio or art history), and the program advisor, Professor Milot. The comprehensive exam is scored on a pass/fail basis by each of the members of the panel. A majority ruling determines the result. For details on scheduling your comprehensive exam, the components of the exam, and the contents of the professional portfolio, please click here.