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Art and Design Education

Program Summary

The master's degree in art education is designed to prepare students to be leaders, scholars and risk-takers in the field of art education in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, museums and cultural institutions. This program helps students build upon their personal strengths to advocate for art in schools and create diverse programs that appeal to students and communities alike.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Online Course Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: School of Art and Design

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Art

Area(s) of Emphasis

  • Specialization in Art Education

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials

  • Writing sample
  • Portfolio

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration Assistantship Consideration
Fall May 1 November 1 March 1 March 1
Spring October 1 December 10 November 1
Summer June 1 March 1

For More Information

School of Art and Design
Art Building Room 216
Program website
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-1473

Director of Graduate Studies:
Kurt Schultz
kurt@niu.edu

Application Contact:
Kurt Schultz
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu

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