Studio Art MFA Degree

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Art/Art History
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7250

Degree Information
Dewane Hughes, Professor
Phone: 903.565.5510

Graduate Admission Information

The Office of Graduate Admissions STE 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799


Program Information

Hours: 30

Time to Degree: MA/MFA can be completed in 3 years including one summer session

College: Arts and Sciences

Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $13,398. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support Available:  Yes

Student Research Opportunities Available:  Yes

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Minimum upper-division requirements equivalent to UT Tyler’s BFA degree in Studio Art for students applying to the MA in Art with an emphasis in Studio Art.

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE Score

Additional requirements for applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions include Proof of English Proficiency and an International Transcript Evaluation as outlined here.

GPA: a minimum 3.0 grade-point average

Letters of Recommendation: 3 (Letters of recommendation will be waived for graduates with a BA in Art or a BFA in Studio Art earned at UT Tyler)

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Admissions Essay: Yes - a one-page typed statement of intent regarding the purpose and rationale for graduate study

Research Paper: Yes - an original research paper showing competence in the use of the English language and with conducting research

Interview: No

Deadlines: Fall - March 15; Spring - Oct. 15

Applicants for the emphasis in Studio Art must also submit the following:

  • A portfolio of 20 individual images of recent artwork, from the past 1-3 years. Digital submissions should be accompanied by a list containing the artist’s name, title, dimensions, media, and date of completion. Three-dimensional works may include multiple views/details.
  • Artist Statement

UT Tyler Art Graduate Student Research:


Career Outlook: An MFA from The University of Texas at Tyler has led our graduates to open their own art studio businesses, become teachers in both high schools and colleges, and pursue positions leading to corporate marketing staffs or managing private art collections. For more, visit Career Outlook Handbook - Arts and Design Occupations.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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Department of Art & Art History
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7250
Fx: 903.566.7062