Graduate Degree Programs

All degree programs in the Department of Art + Art History are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 –  January 15, 2020

Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent is required for all applicants to the MFA program.

The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts is an intense, production-oriented studio art program directed toward individual development. There are several tracks a student can choose from in this program. The curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate both those seeking advanced training in a particular studio area and those whose interests may involve more media cross-over. Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers as professional artists. The MFA is the terminal degree in Studio Art.

The MFA in Visual Arts is a 60 credit hour degree, requiring a portfolio submission at time of application.

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Application Deadline for Spring 2020 –  October 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 –  January 15, 2020

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Art Education is for candidates without a certification in teaching. This degree is no less rigorous than the advanced master degree program, but includes courses which provide the necessary background in professional education.

Applicants for admission to the MAT-Art Education program must hold a BFA or equivalent bachelor’s degree ithe n appropriate area. All applicants must also satisfy the Board of Education admission requirements. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate study and passing scores on GK or GRE.

Application materials must include two (2) letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the master’s program.

After submission of application, applicants must schedule a portfolio interview with the program director. The Portfolio should contain fifteen (15) pieces of artwork including at least three (3) drawings.

The MAT in Art Education is a 54 credit hour degree program.

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Application Deadline for Spring 2020 –  October 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 –  January 15, 2020

Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Art Education program must hold or qualify for the Florida teacher certification in art. All applicants must also satisfy the Board of Education admission requirements. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate study.

Application materials must include two (2) letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the master’s program.

After submission of application, applicants must schedule a portfolio interview with the program director. The Portfolio should contain fifteen (15) pieces of artwork including at least three (3) drawings.

The MS in Art Education is a 36 credit hour degree program.

Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Application Deadline for Fall 2019 – June 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Spring 2020 – October 1, 2019

The Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies is an 18- credit program intended to prepare students for professional employment in museums and historic sites. The program offers graduate-level courses appropriate for museum work as well as some cross-listed courses from associated academic disciplines.

This certificate program is open to both degree- and non-degree seeking students. Two core courses and internship are required. Students are encouraged to pursue a variety of courses of study to address diverse museum situations. Internships for 6 credits may be completed at approved institutions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU University Graduate School:

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email: crodri@fiu.edu

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 7-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

University Graduate School 
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC 240
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2455 | Fax: (305) 348-3433
Email: ugs@fiu.edu  Website: gradschool.fiu.edu