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Purdue University

Department of Art and Design

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Art and Design is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Art education
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Visual communications design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Industrial design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Interior design
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Art education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for art education)
Terminal exhibit, project, or thesis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

144
Applied
33
Accepted
14
Enrolled
23%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for art education)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; 9 undergraduate hours in an art or design history; BA in art (for MA in art education)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores 600 in verbal and 1000 total)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in art education or art with teaching certification; 3 years of teaching experience at the K-12 level

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 2.5%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.5%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

4
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Design, fine arts, photography, acting, directing, theatre technology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Pao Hall, Room 3121
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Arne R. Flaten
Head of the Graduate Program
Email: aflaten@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-3056

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