MA in Art Education

The MA in Art Education program gives students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be well-informed and reflective practitioners, teachers, and researchers. The program consists of a coherent pattern of courses and other educational experiences, either a research thesis or a final project, and a final oral examination.

Students are expected to develop an individualized program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. It must include a reasonable concentration in a single area, be approved by the advisor, and be within the rules of the Graduate Studies Committee and the Graduate School.

This program does not lead to teaching licensure.

The MA Program requirements are:

  • Maintenance of a greater than 3.0 grade point average in all graduate credit and in all work included in the program of study.
  • Satisfactory completion of a thesis or a final project with the supervision of two faculty advisors.
  • Satisfactory completion of an oral defense of a thesis or final project.
  • Satisfactory completion of all of the above within a period of 6 calendar years after admission.


Visit Plans of Study for a current MA in Art Education plan of study.


For information on admission into the MA in Art Education program visit the Admission to the MA in Art Education page.