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Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art Education

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

 

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Name: Rosie Starks
Phone: (765) 494-3080
E-mail: rstarks@purdue.edu

Graduate Program in Visual & Performing Arts
Patti & Rusty Rueff School
of Visual and Performing Arts
Purdue University
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002

 


ART EDUCATION ~ Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score has been set
  • B.A. in Art Education or B.A. in Art with teaching certification
  • 9 undergraduate hours in art or design history required

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Not required.
  • B.A. in Art Education or B.A. in Art with teaching certification
  • 9 undergraduate hours in art or design history required
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required
  • Special Note: 
    TOEFL iBT minimum speaking score of 27 required to be considered for a teaching assistantship.

ART EDUCATION ~ Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

Applications for the Ph.D. in Art Education are processed by the graduate offices of the College of Education, NOT the Department of Art & Design.

  • M.A. in Art Education or M.A. in Art with teaching certification
  • 3 years teaching experience at the K-12 level.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required verbal: 600 minimum and total score 1000 minimum

International Applicant Requirements:

  • M.A. in Art Education or M.A. in Art with teaching certification
  • 3 years teaching experience at the K-12 level.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required verbal: 600 minimum and total score 1000 minimum
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required
  • Special Note: 
    TOEFL iBT minimum speaking score of 27 required to be considered for a teaching assistantship.

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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