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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts degree in Art Education provides opportunities for those with a background in art education to develop a focused competence in the visual arts, as well as an intellectual understanding of the history and current issues of the field of art education. Students study quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.

The Art Education major includes the following optional concentration:

The Non-Thesis Option concentration is available for students who chose to complete a master's project, instead of a thesis, as the culminating requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Understand the breadth of theoretical, philosophical, historical and practical issues in art education.
  • Articulate how a plethora of issues is inherent in the field and constructed within wider frameworks of culture and society.
  • Understand the purposes, functions and value of teaching art in PreK-12 art and other educational contexts.
  • Understand and refine application of art education and education research methodology, methods and procedures.
  • Demonstrate advanced comprehension of self-identified particular topics through detailed research investigation.

Which department am I in?

College of the Arts

Study options

Full Time (34 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,952.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2023


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Online/Distance (34 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,500.00 per year
Start date

17 January 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended).

For international students

Student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. For graduate level coursework, a minimum 3.000 GPA is expected. Some programs may require a higher minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 550 (79 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 77 or IELTS minimum score of 6.5 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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