Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Art Education

An elementary school student and student teacher work together on an art project in Oliver Hall.

The art education concentration of the Ph.D. in education program allows students to connect contemporary art and education theories and philosophies, practical and professional experiences, and impact research to develop an area of expertise relevant to the field of art education.

The program integrates urban community engagement, digital and emerging media, and research and assessment in diverse settings, ensuring graduates will be highly qualified to serve in teaching, research and leadership positions at universities and in arts and education organizations.

Curriculum requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in art education requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in art education »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

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PROGRAM BASICS

How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Summer or fall
Application deadline: Jan. 15

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential for graduate study in education
  • Statement of intent
  • Satisfactory scores on the GRE
  • Transcripts of all previous college work
  • A personal interview and writing sample (may be requested)
  • Professional vitae/resume

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.
Sara Wilson McKay, Ph.D.

Dr. McKay is Chair of the Department of Art Education in the School of the Arts