Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Master of Arts in Art (online)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts-Art

Format: Online

Program Description:

Master of Arts Program in: Art (511) Admission Requirements: Admittance to the Master of Arts in Art at Northwestern State University requires the following: Three letters of recommendation from arts professionals who can attest to the student’s proficiency and professionalism. Unofficial undergraduate transcripts showing a degree in art, or an arts related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours in the visual arts. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major is suggested. A letter of intent stating why the student is interested in pursuing a graduate degree, defining their long-term goals and objectives. The student should also address what strengths they can bring to the graduate program at Northwestern State and how the student will use the graduate experience to self challenge. A set of 20 slides or a CD-Rom containing a minimum of 20 images of undergraduate work An interview with a faculty committee comprised of a minimum of three graduate art faculty. Required studies: 33 semester hours as detailed below. Northwestern State University offers a comprehensive Master’s degree for the transitional professional. This degree is especially important for both experts and students of art who wish to improve their skills, advance in rank as teachers or designers, or to prepare for advancement to a terminal MFA or Ph.D. Graduate students may specialize in a particular area of interest such as painting, sculpture, or graphic design so long as the graduate faculty of the School approves their proposed course of study. Northwestern’s art facilities include specialized studios that provide all the tools necessary for the creation of multimedia graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture (in all media), ceramics, printmaking, and experimental processes. The graduate art faculty is comprised of professional artists and researchers dedicated to maintaining a high level of performance and scholarship in the education of their students.


All programs in Art are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).Northwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

Admission for International Students To be admitted for graduate study, international students must present to Northwestern State University an evaluation of their educational credentials by a United States professional evaluating service that has been approved by the university. International students must also meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, other documents required are: official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores (minimum score of 500 paper and 173 computer), an official Financial Statement Certification verifying bank funds available in U.S. dollars, an Educational Experience by Years list, a Health Form, and Immunization Record. All admission records must be on file at least 30 days prior to the date of registration. International students are only admitted on a conditional basis for the first 12 hours (see conditional admission).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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