Application Process

Applications for the M.A. in Art Education—tracks 1, 2 and 3—are considered in both the fall and spring semesters and the deadlines are January 5 and October 1, respectively. These deadlines apply only to general studies in art education (track 1), the concentration in art museum education (track 2), and graduate degree with teacher certification (track 3).

Applying to a program in the College of Visual Arts and Design is a 2-part process. An applicant must apply to both the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and to the Department of Art Education and Art History, as detailed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Apply to the Toulouse Graduate School

  • Submit an online application at ApplyTexas as soon as possible
  • Contact the registrar’s office at each college and university you have attended and request that each send an official transcript of your records to the Toulouse graduate school.  Transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline.

    By U.S. Postal Service:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1155 Union Circle #305459
    Denton, TX 76203-5017

    By UPS/FedEx:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
    Denton, TX 76203-5459

  • Submit your GRE scores

Step 2: Apply to the Department Of Art Education & Art History

Send all of the following items as either hard copy or via email attachment to:

Department of Art Education and Art History
College of Visual Arts and Design
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203
aeah@unt.edu
940-565-4777

  1. Letter/statement of intent. Details about your intended major (Please specify the option/track you intend to pursue) and the goals that you hope to achieve by obtaining the degree.
  2. Sample of writing. Preferably a recent research paper completed for an art course (graded is fine). If you do not have a research paper in art, you may submit a research paper from a course in another field, a piece of professional writing or write a completely new paper. Units of instruction are not appropriate writing samples.
  3. Professional resume. This should list all relevant work experience, affiliations, etc.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation. This should be on the recommender’s university or company letterhead and MUST be submitted directly to the department by the recommender. There is no specific recommendation form required.

For questions about the process, contact the Department of Art Education and Art History at aeah@unt.edu.

Student accomplishments

AE Sarah Travis, David Herman, Amy Kraehe

Art Education graduate students Sarah Travis (left) and David Herman (middle) presented their research at the 2016 American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. Their papers were collaborations with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education (right).

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art Education graduate students Sarah Travis (left) and David Herman (middle) presented their research at the 2016 American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. Their papers were collaborations with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education (right).

Alumni accomplishments

Maria Leake (Art Education PhD 2010) publishes in Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD alumna Maria Leake on the publication of her article "Social Engagements With Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice" in the September 2014 issue of Art Education.This special issue of Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association, focuses on Theory & Practice in Art Education. Nicely done, Dr. Leake!

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD alumna Maria Leake on the publication of her article "Social Engagements With Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice" in the September 2014 issue of Art Education.
This special issue of Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association, focuses on Theory & Practice in Art Education.

Nicely done, Dr. Leake!