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Our graduate programs offer specialized areas of study in the fine arts, design, media, art and design education and art history. Our graduate faculty and students have earned many awards, honors and professional accomplishments influencing the arts regionally, nationally, and internationally. We have exhibited in leading galleries in Chicago, New York, as well as other urban centers both in this country and abroad. Faculty in both art education and art history have published extensively and assumed leadership positions in regional, national and international professional organizations.

Prospective students must apply for admission to the Graduate School and supply supplemental materials to the School of Art and Design as listed in the checklists linked below.

Initial requests for information about advanced degrees in art and design may be made by contacting the graduate coordinator at

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