Bard College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The MAT Program at Bard College complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The MAT Program at Bard College does not discriminate in education, employment, admission, or services on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or handicapping conditions.
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The course of study leading to the bachelor of arts degree at Bard is registered by the New York State Education Department. The programs of study leading to the master of arts in teaching degree; the master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of science in environmental policy degrees; and the doctor of philosophy degree in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture at Bard are registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education and the Professions, 89 Washington Avenue, 2 Mezzanine West, Education Building, Albany, NY 12234; tel. 518-474-3862; www.highered.nysed.gov.
Bard is also a member of the Association of American Colleges, the College Entrance Examination Board, the American Council on Education, the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, the Associated Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Area, and the Educational Records Bureau.
Admission to the Program
The MAT Program at Bard College is defined by forms of active inquiry and mutual respect that support learning and professional growth. Creating a collaborative educational community begins with the selection of a talented, energetic, and diverse cohort of students during the admission process.
Program applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the liberal arts with a major (or equivalent) in the discipline they intend to study at Bard. Students are accepted into the MAT Program on the basis of an assessment of various components: records of academic achievement that show a minimum cumulative average of B (3.0), evaluations in the letters of reference, and professional goals.
All applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; exceptions can be made in certain situations. Prospective applicants who have questions as to whether they have completed the requirements necessary to be accepted into the program should contact the MAT Program's respective Admission Offices prior to applying.
New York Program The BardMAT in New York is has closed out its admissions for 2015-16. The application portal will reopen and begin accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year in October Email email@example.com with any questions. Read more >>