12 months
40831 USD/year
37687 USD/year
12679 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Art Master at the The Ohio State University is an exceptional, nationally ranked program that is recognized nationally and internationally. 


The Department of Art at The Ohio State University offers an exceptional, nationally ranked MFA program that is recognized nationally and internationally. The department is a community of highly qualified professional fine artists, dedicated faculty, skilled staff, and engaged students, all of who are fully committed to learning, research, and service.

Our faculty are accomplished professionals who make significant contributions to the cultural life of the university, city, state, nation, and world through research that results in creative activities, exhibitions, public lectures, and other professional activities.

The Art Master at the The Ohio State University is committed to providing members of our community an intellectually stimulating environment, access to good studio spaces, and connections to vast resources available on our campus. As a community, we celebrate the production, examination, and evaluation of the visual arts. We preserve the core intellectual freedom and creative examination, and take pride in the diversity of viewpoints and expertise that are essential elements of a rich environment for creative inquiry.

The department encourages interdisciplinary activities and the sharing of information and research. These include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Research
  • Funded projects
  • Exchanges
  • Special events

Specific examples include an annual faculty group show as well as special exhibitions and lectures for faculty returning from a research leave. The faculty generously shares their creative research with the academic community and the general public.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

In the Department of Art at Ohio State we teach undergraduate and graduate students to develop as autonomous artists through seven professional courses of study:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Painting/ Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Art and Technology
  • Sculpture.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40831 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40831 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    37687 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37687 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12679 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12679 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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