Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Art Education

Arts Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Art Education

Impact the next generation of art teachers and help develop the research that demonstrates the importance of art education on students’ overall academic performance.

As a candidate for the Ph.D. in Art Education, you’ll work with faculty partners to investigate how art is taught in real classroom settings, how gender and ethnic background affect art education, and how technology is changing the way we teach art.

This 90-credit hour degree prepares you for a career as a university or college educator and researcher.

At the completion of your course work and before you begin your dissertation, you will need to pass a qualifying exam, in the form of portfolio of work and an oral examination.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
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