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With over a 70 year history, the Department of Art Education believes in the intrinsic value of art as a catalyst for social change. Not only can art promote the development of the individual but serves to enrich and enliven the world around us. As a comprehensive education and research program, we only offer graduate level degrees. We find this provides a rigorous and individualized learning experience as students work towards one of our 9 specialized degree options.

Art Education

Degree Programs:

MS in Art Education
MS in Art Education Online
Phd – Art Education concentration

Direct-Entry Pathway:

Combined BA/MS in Art Education (certification)

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Art Education equips graduates for both formal and informal educational environments. Through research into visual and cultural literacies we prepare students to be leaders in the field.

Arts Administration

Degree Programs:

MA in Arts Administration
PhD – Arts Administration concentration

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Arts Administration is designed to educate aspiring arts and cultural leaders about the theory and practice of socially responsible arts administration.

Art Therapy

Degree Programs:

MS in Art Therapy
PhD – Art Therapy concentration

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Art Therapy promotes art therapy as a means of reconciling conflicts, fostering self-awareness, facilitating personal development, and to expand knowledge of special and clinical populations.

Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation (EC):

Degree Programs:

MA in EC
PhD – EC concentration

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Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation (EC) consists of specialized innovative training for aspiring museum educators, with a focus on visitor-centered exhibitions.