Texas Tech University

Master of Art Education

Texas Tech University's Master of Art Education program is offered by the School of Art. The program supports practicing teachers with contemporary social theories and strategies that strengthen their classroom, studio practice, and research in relation to art and visual culture.

Program Overview

  • 36 credit hours
  • During the fall and spring semesters, classes are offered online and on the main campus in Lubbock, Texas. During summer, classes in art education and studio art are offered in Lubbock for Summer 1 and in Fredericksburg for Summer 2. Follow the links to see the respective summer programs.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University.

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, prospective students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School as a master's or continuing professional education student, based on the area of study that you would like to pursue.
  2. Apply to Texas Tech University's School of Art.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Student status..
    • A limited number of merit-based scholarships for students studying at TTU Center at Junction may be available.
  4. Check your admissions status. Texas Tech University will notify you of your admissions status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink .

Program Requirements

The MAE degree program is composed of a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate hours including:

  • 12 semester hours of art education courses (research core course & 3 others as offered)
  • 12 semester hours of related art courses (i.e., studio, art history, or visual studies)
  • 6 semester hours as a minor (taken inside or outside the School of Art)
  • Thesis (for those planning to pursue a Ph.D. and publication) Art 6000
  • Professional Report (for those interested in developing a project) Art 6001
  • Artistic/Studio Problem (for those defining artistic problems within or across media) Art 6002

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