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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. VIEW MORE >>

Admission to the Program

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.

Applicant Requirements

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.

Course Prerequisites

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.

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Los Angeles:

Admission Deadlines

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 with any questions.

Los Angeles Program

Bard Al-Quds Program
Contact the Al-Quds University Admissions Office by telephone at 02-2799753 or via email at