Low Residency Graduate M.A. Admission Requirements


Before Applying Please note:

The University of Northern Colorado is unable to accept applications for online courses or programs from students located in the following states: Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. If you reside in one of these states, and would like us to inform you at such time as the Univesrity of Northern Colorado is able to accept your application for online courses or programs, please email Dairay.Richards@unco.edu. Please include your state of residence in your email.


Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in art or art education or the equivalent and whose grade point average is a minimum of 3.0 based on the last 60 semester hours of coursework may apply for the Master of Arts degree program in the School of Art & Design. An applicant who does not have an undergraduate major in art or art education, or its equivalent, will be required to complete specified coursework or areas of study before beginning the program.


Admission to the Master of Arts in Art & Design degree program is approved by the faculty of the School of Art & Design following an evaluation of the applicant's admission materials.

Admission to the School of Art & Design's Graduate Program is a two-part process:

  1. Apply to the UNC Graduate School
  2. Concurrently submit the following application materials to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the School of Art & Design:
  • Submit 10 images of your personal art work, and 10 images of your students' work. If no student work is available submit 20 images of personal work. This should be submitted on a CD or DVD containing digitized images of work in a format which will open on either a Mac or PC (Power Point, jpeg, pdf, etc.) No slides please.
  • A typewritten statement by the applicant elaborating the reasons for pursuing
    advanced studies in art education, statement to be two pages in length
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professionals
    working in the field;
  • Current resume
  • Current e-mail address

Coordinator of Low Residency M.A. Program
School of Art & Design,
University of Northern Colorado,
Greeley, CO 80639.


Admission Deadlines

Due date for fall semester applications is June 30th. You will be notified of your admission status after July 9th. Applicants need to submit materials to the graduate school at least 20 working days before the School of Art & Design's deadline.


*Notification of acceptance into the program will be sent two weeks after June 30th or upon receipt of application materials.


Program, Advising, and Application Question Contact Information:

Each student will be assigned an academic advisor and graduate committee by the Coordinator of the Low Residency Program. The academic advisor will serve as the chair of the graduate committee. In conjunction with Art 600, the student will prepare and submit a thesis project proposal. The proposal must be approved by all members of the student's graduate committee before beginning the thesis project. A thesis project is required of all Master of Arts degree candidates in the School of Art & Design. Upon completion of the program, the student will be required to demonstrate completion in the designated art area of concentration in accordance with approved school standards. The student's committee must approve the candidate for graduation.


Connie Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art Education

Coordinator, Head of Art Education


UNC School of Art & Design

Campus Box 30

Greeley, Co 80639


A limited amount of departmental financial assistance is available through teaching and graduate assistantships. Contact the Graduate Coordinator for additional information on current availability, position qualifications and application procedures. For information contact Tom Stephens : thomas.stephens@unco.edu or Connie Stewart: connie.stewart@unco.edu


For information about other scholarship opportunities contact: PVAinfo@unco.edu