Admissions

The next start date is:

January 2nd, 2017

The next terms are:

Fall A 2016
Start Date: August 22, 2016
End Date: October 14, 2016

Fall B 2016
Start Date: October 17, 2016
End Date: December 9, 2016

Spring A 2017
Start Date: January 2, 2017
End Date: February 24, 2017

Spring B 2017
Start Date: February 27, 2017
End Date: April 21, 2017

Below is a list of the necessary requirements, applications, and materials required to complete the admissions process. We are always reviewing applications, so you may apply at any time for either of the two start dates. If you have any questions or need any assistance with the admissions process, contact our Graduate Programs Advisor at esommer@arts.ufl.edu or (888) 899-4776.


Pre-Requisites

In order to be considered for any of the programs below, students must have fulfilled one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of the Introduction to the Arts in Healthcare course at UF with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Completion of the Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive program at UF or the University at Buffalo
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience as an artist or administrator in the field of Arts in Medicine
  • Other experience as determined appropriate by the Center’s director
  • Completion of the “Creating for the Health of It” online module

MA in Arts in Medicine – Requirements

To be considered for admission to the program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in an arts, health, or a related field of study from a regionally accredited school
  • Received a GRE exam score (no minimum score required) or previous graduate degree

To apply for the program, candidates must submit the following materials:

  • University of Florida Online Graduate Admission Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended, reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 undergraduate credit hours
  • Professional portfolio submission (choose one):
    • Arts in Medicine Portfolio: Should include samples of work reflecting achievements in an arts in medicine career, could include artistic works produced for the healthcare environment, published papers, program materials, or other digital work samples.
    • Artistic Portfolio: Visual artists may submit up to 10 digital images of personal artwork; creative writers may submit up to 10 pages; dancers, performers, and multi-media artists submit up to 5 digital video and/or audio files
    • Administrative Portfolio: An Administrative Portfolio reflecting professional responsibilities, performance, objectives, accomplishments, awards
  • Please view the video, “What is Arts in Medicine” and write a personal essay (500 words or less) that answers one of the following questions:
    • Describe your career goals and tell us how an Arts in Medicine degree or certificate will help you accomplish them.
    • Imagining yourself in the role of an artist in residence, describe how you would facilitate or coordinate creative experiences for people in a healthcare or community setting.
  • Writing sample: One piece of writing that has been peer-reviewed, graded, or adheres to other professional or academic standards. Samples may include a research paper, article, or report.
  • CV or resume
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from a current supervisor, former supervisor, and/or professor
  • $30 application fee

Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine – Requirements

To be considered for the online Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in an arts, health, or a related field of study from a regionally accredited school
  • One of the pre-requisites listed above

Qualified candidates must also submit the following materials:

  • Completed certificate application
  • Please view the video, “What is Arts in Medicine” and write a personal essay (500 words or less) that answers one of the following questions:
    • Describe your career goals and tell us how an Arts in Medicine degree or certificate will help you accomplish them.
    • Imagining yourself in the role of an artist in residence, describe how you would facilitate or coordinate creative experiences for people in a healthcare or community setting.
  • An up-to-date resume/CV
  • Two signed letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope
  • Official transcripts from previous collegiate coursework

Graduate Certificate in Arts in Public Health – Requirements

To be considered for the online Graduate Certificate in Arts in Public Health, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in an arts, public health, human services, or a related field of study from a regionally accredited school
  • Completed one graduate-level course in public health
  • One of the pre-requisites listed above

Qualified candidates must also submit the following materials:

  • Completed certificate application
  • Please view the video, “What is Arts in Medicine” and write a personal essay (500 words or less) that answers one of the following questions:
    • 1) Describe your career goals and tell us how an Arts in Medicine degree or certificate will help you accomplish them.
    • 2) Imagining yourself in the role of an artist in residence, describe how you would facilitate or coordinate creative experiences for people in clinical sites and community health settings.
  • An up-to-date resume/CV
  • Two signed letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope
  • Official transcripts from previous collegiate coursework

Applicants should send all transcripts to:

Graduate Admissions & Academic Programs
UF Center for Arts in Medicine
PO Box 115800
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5800

All other materials can be submitted directly to esommer@arts.ufl.edu.


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