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Art Education  Master's

The MA in Art Education accommodates seasoned art teachers, as well as pre-professional students seeking advanced knowledge and training.


What is Art Education at WVU like?


The Master of Arts degree in Art Education accommodates the seasoned art teacher, as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training in the field of art education. Students interested in West Virginia PK-12 Visual Art certification may seek an MA plus certification.

The program requirements can be tailored to your needs and can include a studio emphasis, a classroom research emphasis or a community arts emphasis. The program typically includes a minimum of 30 hours of coursework, culminating in a research paper or project.

In addition, students with a BFA or a BA in Art may pursue postbaccalaureate certification as a nondegree seeking graduate student.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: January 15
Spring: December 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Art Education at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Art Education graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two

Additional application considerations:

  • Writing sample needs to be submitted to

  • Please contact the program representative for further information regarding the portfolio requirements

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain.

International applicants must also submit required documents for international students.

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