Art (Combined BA/MAT)

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Along with the Art (Combined BA/MAT) degree, the Art department also offers a degree in Studio Art, and an Artist’s Diploma certificate.

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the application page for international students to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all of corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account by following the general application instructions (link) and pay the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Art (Combined BA/MAT):

  • Transcript: 1 (One) from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement – Write one essay of no more than three double-spaced pages in response to the prompt below. Your essay can include some description, but it should also demonstrate that you have critically reflected on the profession and your potential place within it. Please write in a concise, formal, professional style. If you make generalizations or assertions, be sure to provide support for them. In one integrated essay, thoughtfully discuss each of the areas identified below:
    • Why you are interested in the profession in which you want to pursue graduate work and, if applicable, the particular concentration within that profession;
    • Your knowledge of issues and trends in this profession or field;
    • What areas and topics you hope to study in depth and why;
    • Any related professional or personal experiences you have had, including opportunities to collaborate with other professionals, and how these experiences make you particularly well-suited for the profession;
    • Potential challenges and opportunities associated with diversity you think are relevant to the profession you are pursuing. Be sure to explain what you mean by “diversity” (related, for example, to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, disability) and how it may pose challenges or present opportunities.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Standardized Test Scores:GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (see test waiver policies).
  • International Students: The TOEFL is required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language (TOEFL Waiver Rules). Moreover, International students must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator. Please check this page for more information.
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Contact Us

If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Email: graduate.school@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:
Program Coordinator: Ms Carla Engstrom
Office: 
University Hall 1160
Email: engstromc@mail.montclair.edu
Telephone: 973‑655‑3490

Program Coordinator: Dr. Talida State
Office: 
University Hall 2128A
Email: statet@mail.montclair.edu
Telephone: 973‑655‑6709