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About the Program

Online MA in Art Education or Community Arts

Graduate Admission



Assistantship Opportunities

Why Choose EIU


Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Coordinator

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The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

The deadline for application is April 1

Sign Up for MyEIU and Learn More about Eastern

Your MyEIU account is free and easy; all it takes is an email address to get started. You can even sign up via Facebook! Once you've logged into MyEIU, you can learn everything there is to know about Eastern and get information about everything the university has to offer — all tailored to your unique set of interests!

Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

Please send the following to the graduate coordinator:

  • Supplemental Information Application (pdf)
  • Graduate Assistantship Application (pdf)
  • Please print and mail all materials for the departmental application to:
    Chris Kahler
    Department of Art
    Eastern Illinois University
    600 Lincoln Ave.
    Charleston, IL 61920

    Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

    You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

    Apply for an Assistantship

    If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

    Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted until April 1st; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.

    Join Us in Charleston!

    Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!

    Additional Application Materials Required by the Art Department

    Some information will be sent directly to the Department of Art. Please print the following two applications and mail them to the art department along with the other required materials.