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), letters of reference that attest to the candidate’s potential, GRE scores, and a personal statement that demonstrates the candidate’s commitment to graduate study and a career in teaching. A complete listing of prerequisites by discipline may be found HERE.

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 Admission Offices prior to applying.

Admission Deadlines

The BardMAT will begin accepting applications for 2021-2022 in October. Email us for more information.