Empowering young children: Master’s in Early Childhood Education

In the graduate Early Childhood Education program at Carlow University, you will examine the philosophical, developmental, racial and ethical factors that influence a young child’s growth and development. Courses focus on nurturing the dignity, worth and uniqueness of young children from birth to fourth grade. You’ll learn how to create healthy and nurturing environments and relationships where children can thrive and develop a love of learning. 

The program, rooted in constructivism and guided by child development pedagogy and early learning standards, will prepare you for initial teaching certification. 

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Professor Monique Hockman works with students, including Mary Opipery, left, (Class of ’22, biology)and Kinzie Walker (Class of ’22, biologry/perfusion) as they do redox titrations to determine the chemical composition of synthesized salt during a general chemistry II lab, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in AJ Palumbo Hall. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 12 months

Delivery: 

On campus or online

MEd in Early Childhood Education curriculum

You will learn inclusive practices, differentiated instruction, instructional and assistive technologies, birth-fourth grade curriculum strategies, universal design theory, the science of reading, best practices in dyslexia and culturally responsive education practices.  

You will take part in a variety of practicum experiences in your own classrooms and The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University. Community partnerships in the Pittsburgh area offer workshops and activities with guest speakers.

Quick Facts

Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Master’s in Early Childhood Education career opportunities

With a Master’s in Early Childhood Education, you can become a preschool or elementary teacher, lead teacher in a child care center, early childhood consultant, lecturer or preschool administrator.

Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024, according to career planning site Myplan.com.

Admission requirements and application process 

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Students must complete Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements to gain initial teaching certification.

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Olivia Miller, ’21, biology major and runner on the track & field/cross country team.

Have an incredible experience

MEd graduate Heidi Lemon ’21 recommends Carlow for anyone looking for a unique educational experience. “Going through the education program at Carlow was an incredible experience. Each staff member taught me proficiency in their content area. The staff are the most caring individuals that I have ever encountered. I made lifelong friendships through this program.”

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Empower high school students: Master’s in Secondary Education

Enhance your undergraduate degree with Carlow’s Master’s in Secondary Education, and you’ll be ready to inspire the next generation of students as a middle or high school teacher.

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Credits required: 

35 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 12 months

Delivery: 

On campus or online

Secondary Education degree curriculum 

The curriculum pairs coursework and practical field experiences to prepare highly effective educators for the demands of 21st-century classrooms. Eight-week sessions make the program more accessible for working students. A three-semester program sequence allows placements in local high schools. 

The Interdisciplinary Models course highlights technology fluency and emerging technology via Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab, where you will have access to robotic technology.

Quick facts

  • Choose your content area: art, biology, chemistry, English, general science, math or social studies/history
  • Train in restorative practices, trauma-informed teaching practices, and culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy
  • Earn your degree in 1 year or 2 years

An MEd to fit your schedule.

“Carlow’s Masters program was designed for adults like myself who worked full time while taking classes at night. The professors and advisors helped shape my teaching methods so I may guide my students to become critical thinkers. I experienced in class great scaffolding and leadership techniques from the professors. As a result, my students understand that I care for their well-being and not just their grades.”

— Meloni DiPietro-Guthoerl, MEd ’09

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Alternate degree completion options

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Masters in Secondary Education

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for high school teachers in many regions, according to the BLS.

With an MEd in Secondary Education from Carlow University, you will be positioned to assume a middle school or high school teaching position in public, private, charter or parochial schools.  

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Be great for your community.

Terrel Williams, BA ’17, MEd ’22, uses his Carlow education to help troubled minority youth with mental and behavioral health issues. “I always reach down to pull people up if I can. Carlow’s education department inspires me to be great to help others become great.”

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Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall & Spring

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Certification requirements

Upon completion of the course requirements in the program, you must successfully pass: 

  • Student teaching with a combined score of 4 or higher on both PDE 430 evaluation forms
  • Praxis Content Area exam in your discipline. 

Once you have met these requirements, you may apply for certification with the state.

You may qualify for the Carlow Noyce Program which offers up to $18,000 to graduate students pursuing teaching certification.

People really care here.

MEd graduate Chay Tyler ’21 said it was important for him to attend a smaller school for college, and now his graduate degree. “I prefer smaller universities where you don’t get lost. I remember the faculty presentation about Carlow. You could tell people really cared here, and it was important for me to know that.”

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The Master of Arts in Art: Painting and Drawing concentration

In this program, you will build on what you mastered in your undergraduate degree program, refining your technical and aesthetic abilities through guided independent study. The Master’s in Painting and Drawing is geared toward students looking to expand their portfolio at the graduate level, and to further their studio practice in an academic environment. Small class sizes provide for one-on-one relationships with faculty and cohort members.

You can tap into Pittsburgh’s thriving arts scene to facilitate your professional growth and enjoy course visits with industry professionals such as curators, art dealers and artists. 

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 4 semesters

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Master’s in Painting and Drawing curriculum 

The curriculum includes six consecutive studio-based seminar courses, an elective in a different medium such as clay or digital art, an art history or contemporary art research study tailored to your studio art practice, and a thesis and graduate exhibition. In optional 1-credit courses, you can learn about professional practice for creative freelancers and develop a project around a field trip to New York City. Full-semester and accelerated options are available. 

The graduate program focuses heavily on concept, and you will be encouraged to experiment with multimedia processes and collaborate with peers.

Quick facts

  • Tailor your learning experience to your academic and professional interests with one-on-one guidance
  • Take evening classes for schedule flexibility
  • Connect with faculty and cohort members with small class sizes
  • Gain gallery experience in Carlow’s on-campus art gallery
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Alternate degree completion options

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Painting and Drawing

With a master’s in Painting and Drawing, career options include instructor or professor, illustrator or animator, and arts administrator.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for multimedia artists and animators is slated to grow 4% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the demand from movies, video games and television.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Representative portfolio of your work
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Painting & Drawing faculty

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Become a health care leader with an MBA in Healthcare Management 

Carlow’s MBA in Healthcare Management will give you the flexible, reputable education you need to advance as a leader in the health care industry. You will gain an understanding of how ethical decision making can contribute to business success.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Healthcare Management curriculum 

Every course in the Master of Business Administration program weaves in themes of corporate and social responsibility. Because the curriculum follows the scholar-practitioner model, you will receive academically rigorous, yet practical, knowledge. The core curriculum covers both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive roles across industries and organizations.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Healthcare managers

Medical and health services managers work in health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of 32% from 2019 to 2029 for health care managers as the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life. Job titles can include health care marketing manager, practice administrator, clinical director and health information management director.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Healthcare Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Make a difference in business : MBA in Human Resource Management 

You can learn to build effective teams with a master’s in human resources. You will build skills for developing and managing not just your team, but an entire workforce. You will prepare for in-demand leadership roles across industries that involve attracting, motivating and retaining top talent in today’s global economy.

The MBA in Human Resource Management program’s emphasis is on not only business profitability, but also social responsibility. The curriculum weaves concepts of ethics and social responsibility into every course.

You will gain core business leadership skills as well as an understanding of issues taking center stage in the HR world, such as diversity and inclusion, regulations, health and safety, and the importance of respect and dignity in the workplace.

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Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Human resources master’s degree curriculum

You will complete a core curriculum that covers both the hard and soft skills needed for both management and executive roles across industries and organizations. Human Resources Management concentration courses include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the complex and ever-changing nature of workforce regulations across industries, human resource management is a field that applies to nearly every kind of organization. Graduates can work as human resources advisors and directors and employee relations managers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6% growth in this occupation from 2019 to 2029. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to administer and monitor their programs and to ensure that firms adhere to changing employment laws. 

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Learn to effect change: MBA in Leadership and Management 

You can learn to motivate and develop a workforce, identify market opportunities and challenges, prevent and solve problems, maintain fiscal responsibility, and establish a culture of dignity, respect and ethical behavior in the workplace with a master’s in organizational leadership.

In this master’s program, you will gain insight into management and leadership styles while designing your own concentration through a selection of course electives. The program is designed with the flexibility, knowledge and real-world experiences that modern leaders need to advance in their careers.

Students work on their assignment during class. All are seated at desks of 2-3 people.
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Leadership and Management curriculum

Courses focus on the fundamentals of strategies and issues associated with global business and understanding the role of human resources professionals as key organizational stakeholders. You will combine experiential  learning with academic theory by participating in an internship in a professional managerial setting.

Quick facts

  • Design your MBA experience along the way
  • Learn via a blend of scholarly and hands-on experiences
  • Take courses on campus or online
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

Make the difference.

Courtney Durante (BS ’08, MBA ’11) embodies Carlow’s commitment to service by helping pediatric cancer patients be courageous for their treatments. “There were a lot of influences at Carlow that have encouraged me to serve the community. I participated in Alternative Spring Break and various service projects during my days as a student. I’m sure all of that had an impact and drove my desire to help others.”

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Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for organizational leadership

Every sector of the economy relies on strong leadership.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations from 2019 to 2029; the MBA in Leadership and Management well positions you for this growth.  

With a master’s in leadership, potential job titles include advertising or marketing manager, health care director, management analyst and loss prevention manager. 

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Be the leader.

“Carlow provided the essential resources and support that helped me to create a fluid and seamless experience. The relationships developed with my fellow students helped expand my sense of connection and provided an opportunity to build bridges and become a part of something bigger. Walking across the stage to receive my MBA from Carlow was an extremely enriching experience. It cultivated me to become an effective leader and inspired me to continue my academic journey in pursuit of my doctoral degree in education and leadership.”

— Kimberly Slater-Wood (MBA, ‘19)

Kimberly Slater Wood
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

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Become an effective project leader: MBA in Project Management

In the master’s in Project Management degree program at Carlow University, you will examine in-depth case studies and receive on-the-job training that will set you apart as an effective project manager. Job candidates with a master’s degree are well-equipped to stand out and advance in the field.

Through experiential learning and study of academic theory, you will examine the science and art of project management; develop your project management expertise through theoretical discussions, hands-on application and simulated projects; and learn to balance time-to-completion against project costs, deploy human resources and other assets at optimal points, and manage community interests and shareholder expectations.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Project Management curriculum

The core courses in this program are Project Management, Project Management Body of Knowledge and Capstone Experience — Project Management.

Quick facts

  • Gain 200 hours of professional management experience
  • Propose your capstone project with your current employer or an established organization

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Project Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to be 5% from 2019 to 2029. Job titles include project manager, team coach, senior project manager, transition program manager and IT project manager.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Project Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Become a fraud detection expert: MBA in Fraud and Forensics 

Learn to lead in the dynamic and evolving area of fraud management with a MBA degree in Fraud and Forensics. The urgency of fraud prevention and management has led to a growing need for business leaders who understand how to protect their organizations as well as their organizations’ customers and partners.

In the MBA fraud management degree program, you will learn the latest ways to prevent, investigate and solve fraud in the workplace, and how to use your knowledge and skills in ethical leadership and forensics to become an in-demand anti-fraud professional.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA fraud management curriculum

The White Collar Crime core course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy, while Fraud Prevention and Ethics discusses the ethical processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. In the Legal Elements of Fraud  course, students study the constitutional laws and federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to fraudulent activity.

Quick facts

  • Complete core courses that cover skills needed for management and executive roles 
  • Take courses that include hands-on experiences

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for fraud and forensics

The growth of consumer technology like smartphones, coupled with that of e-commerce, has made fraud detection and prevention a pressing issue for businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth from 2016 to 2026 for financial examiners who ensure legal compliance and consumer protection.

Potential job titles include fraud examiner, financial investigator, forensic audit expert, fraud manager and fraud detection/prevention analyst.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

The graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to apply for free online, and submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended
  • Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Fraud & Forensics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Fast track your way to a master’s degree

Undergraduate students have the option to pursue an accelerated master’s degree in select programs during their junior or senior year by taking graduate-level courses — earning credits toward both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. 

After undergraduate graduation, you’ll begin your master’s program with 9-12 credits already completed. An Admissions counselor is always available to help you with your unique, accelerated goals.

Quick facts

  • Earn 9-12 credits that apply to both an undergraduate and graduate degree
  • Earn a master’s degree faster
  • Save time and money while working toward your graduate degree

Available accelerated master’s programs

The Master of Arts in Art: Ceramics concentration

You can develop your technical and aesthetic abilities in ceramics while adapting your learning experience to suit your research interest with a master’s in Ceramics. The master’s in Art program is geared toward graduate-level students interested in expanding their portfolio in an academic setting and practicing K-12 teachers. Small class sizes provide for one-on-one relationships with faculty and cohort members. The program emphasizes the pursuit of creativity while also fine-tuning career preparedness.

Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 4 semesters

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Master’s in ceramics curriculum 

You will use current and historical theory research to develop a thesis, and combine it with studio practice to develop your MA exhibition for critique by faculty. Advanced studio work in Carlow’s 3D studio space focuses on high-impact practice.

Quick facts

  • Increase your studio practice in a structured environment 
  • Further your education with advanced studio projects
  • Enjoy specialized attention in small classes
  • Gain gallery experience in Carlow’s on-campus art gallery

Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for MA in Art: Ceramics 

Job opportunities exist in a variety of areas, including colleges, universities and professional schools and public relations; the degree also is valuable for independent artists. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth is slated to change little for fine artists over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Representative portfolio of your work
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Ceramics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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