Art Education (MA)
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 M.A. plus certification.
The program requirements can be tailored to the individual needs of the student 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 B.F.A. or a B.A. in Art may pursue postbaccalaureate certification as a nondegree seeking graduate student.
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Additional Application Information
Please contact the Administrative contact for further information regarding the portfolio requirements.
Fall DeadlineJanuary 15
Spring DeadlineDecember 1
Summer DeadlineDOES NOT ADMIT
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- The graduate program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report with the Ceramics Program at #18. West Virginia University is the only institution in the state that offers professionally-accredited (NASAD) graduate programs including a Master of Fine Art, Master of Art in Studio Art, Master of Art in Art History and Master of Art in Art Education.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education.