Indiana University of Pennsylvania

36 months
774 USD/credit
774 USD/credit
516 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Art students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who desire professional practice or university/college teaching upon graduation should choose this three-year, 60-credit MFA program.


We offer a master degree in Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Highly selective, rigorous, and the most fun three years of your life (to date), this program will engage your creativity and surround you with a highly energetic and accessible faculty. 

Your time will culminate in a written thesis along with an exhibition of your most mature and relevant artwork. It won't be easy, but in the end you will take your art to a new level.

As a student you will:

  • Develop verbally and visually articulate expressions
  • Study contemporary culture in the contexts of art history, art theory and criticism, writing, and exhibition
  • Engage is rigorous critiques from a range of artists from different disciplines in our unique graduate studio critique
  • Spend hundreds, maybe thousands of hours on your art in your own individual studio
  • Have an opportunity to participate in one of the Department of Art's International Exchange programs

Programme Structure

Choose from these areas of study:

  • Painting - Engage in contemporary approaches and ideas relevant to the medium while cognizant of its masterful traditions and techniques
  • Drawing - Explore in depth the idea and methods that stimulate conceptual and technical refinement
  • Jewelry and Metals - Work in a wide variety of traditional and contemporary techniques specific to the discipline
  • Ceramics - Experiment and refine within our newly renovated ceramics studio
  • Sculpture - Innovate and shape the physical world in response to life around you
  • Wood Turning and Furniture Design - Develop your talents and skills in our remarkable Wood Center

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended, even if you didn’t earn a degree there.
  • Goal statement that describes your career and academic goals.
  • Letters of recommendation, which you can request through your admissions profile.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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