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  Nov 12, 2019
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2016-2017 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Art, M.S.


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The Department of Art offers the Master of Science in Art degree in studio art, which includes studies in two-dimensional arts such as painting and drawing, and the three-dimensional arts including sculpture and ceramics. For graduate studies in graphic design, please refer to the M.F.A. programs in Visual Arts and Graphic Design and the Master of Science in Graphic Design in the Graduate Degree Programs list in the Graduate Catalog. There is no graduate program in interior design.

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work is required for the M.S. degree. All candidates for the M.S. must:

  1. Meet the undergraduate course requirements for admission to the graduate program in art and have approval for admission by appointed graduate art faculty:
    • baccalaureate degree in art or have the equivalent undergraduate preparation in art (contact the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Art for information on equivalency of preparation). At the option of the graduate admissions committee, applicants without this degree or equivalent transcripted undergraduate preparation may be required to take undergraduate prerequisite courses as specified prior to the Regular Admission to the Master of Science in Art program, but the undergraduate transcripted program in art must be substantially complete for Provisional Admission to a graduate program to be possible.
    • six semester hours of undergraduate art history.
 

(Specific undergraduate requirements in English and history do not apply to the M.S. in Art.)

Also required are:

  • portfolio or slides or digital images of representative art work in studio art, approved by appointed graduate art faculty.
  • statement of purpose setting forth a personal philosophy and professional objectives
  • interview as required by the Department of Art
  • approval for admission by appointed graduate art faculty.
  • submit a resume.
  • complete the Application for Graduate Admission form and return it to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, or complete the online application.
  • enclose a $35.00 application fee.
  • have one official copy of all transcripts sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.
  • have six semester hours of undergraduate art history.
  1. GRE Requirement: A verbal score of 146 or more and a quantitative score of 140 or more, or one of these scores on either section and a score of 2.5 on the writing assessment of the GRE General Examination, is required.  Students in an M.S. program who have not obtained the necessary scores on the G.R.E. after two attempts may, with the permission of the Chair of the Department of Art, take ART 6507 - Research Topics in Art History: Artists , or ART 6508 - Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles   successfully in lieu of the G.R.E. score requirement. Students lacking the GRE examination can receive only provisional admission. The GRE test must be taken prior to earning six semester hours of graduate credit. Failure to obtain the necessary GRE scores as required by the Graduate School will result in termination of the student's provisional admission status unless the student has completed ART 6507 - Research Topics in Art History: Artists , or ART 6508 - Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles  successfully in lieu of the G.R.E. score requirement.

International Student Admissions

The following exceptions to admissions procedures of Mississippi College may be made for international students applying for graduate study for the Master of Science in Art:

  1. The GRE (Graduate Records Examination) score is required by the Graduate School but regular admission may be granted to international students without the GRE score. The GRE test must be taken prior to earning twelve semester hours of graduate credit. Students in an M.S. program who have not obtained the necessary scores on the G.R.E. after two attempts may, with the permission of the Chair of the Department of Art, take ART 6507 - Research Topics in Art History: Artists , or ART 6508 - Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles  successfully in lieu of the G.R.E. score requirement. Failure to obtain the necessary GRE scores as required by the Graduate School or credit for ART 6507  or ART 6508 , will result in termination of the student’s program.
  2. The interview may take place upon arrival at Mississippi College.

 

Master of Science in Art (M.S.) Program of Studies


A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work:

MA candidates must complete the following course requirements:

1. Six semester hours from the following list of core courses:


2. Twenty-four semester hours in either:


Two-dimensional or three-dimensional concentration, selected in consultation with the graduate coordinator.

3. Upon completion of the program of studies:


The Master of Arts candidate shall exhibit artwork demonstrating competence in the studio concentration. The candidate is required to pass an oral comprehensive examination at which time artwork will be presented.

M.A. in Art created in 1976 (changed to M.S. in Art 2015)


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