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

Degree: MFA

Hours: 30

College: Arts and Sciences

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $12,972 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Student Research:  Yes

Minimum upper-division requirements equivalent to UT Tyler’s BA degree in Art History for students applying to the MA in Art with an emphasis in Art History or 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

GPA: a minimum 3.0 grade-point average

Letters of Recommendation: 3

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 artwork on a CD. 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

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.

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler graduate student.

Complete Concentrated MFA Studies In Your Chosen Medium

Undertake a graduate program that prepares you for a career as a practicing professional artist, teacher or gallery manager or curator.

  • Study in a program with limited enrollment to allow ample studio space and intensive one-on-one attention from your professor.
  • Enjoy using The University of Texas art program’s expansive, new state-of-the-art facilities with studio space that's open to students 24/7.

    Graduates from the UT Tyler MFA program hold positions in such companies as:

Whole Foods, Product Designer
Kilgore College, Art Instructor
Tarrant County Community College, Art Instructor
Navarro College, Art Instructor

Learn more from the Department of Art and Art History.

Master’s in Studio Art: Highly Personal Study. Excellent Career Preparation.

  • Complete a highly concentrated graduate program studying with an artist/professor who is a master of his or her artistic medium.
  • Learn from professors who are published authors and respected art educators.
  • Get to know your professors well in a setting that strongly encourages mentoring relationships.

Art Faculty: Accomplished Artists. Gifted Professors.

  • Get opportunities for one-on-one faculty collaboration typically offered only at a small private university or professional art school.
  • Study with published authors and practicing artists, along with full-time art historians recognized for their scholarly expertise.

Be individually mentored by Department of Art and Art History faculty who seek to develop future scholars and professionals who will excel in the art world.

Learn more about UT Tyler’s art faculty.

Art Courses: Choose Your Own Path

Field Experience in Art – Pursue an on-site examination of monuments of art and architecture, field investigation, archival research or studio practice involving travel away from campus.

Selected Topics in Art – Explore studio art or art history to include areas such as photography, paper-making, installation and seminar based topics. May be repeated once when content varies, and with advisor’s approval.

Graduate Studio Practice Studio – Practice the technical, formal and conceptual aspects of making art.

More about UT Tyler’s MFA program of study.

Find Out More:

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