The Ohio State University

12 months
38505 USD/year
35257 USD/year
12749 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art Master at the The Ohio State University is an exceptional, nationally ranked program that is recognized nationally and internationally. 

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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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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.
  • Portolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38505 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38505 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35257 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35257 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12749 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12749 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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