Students in the 36-hour Master of Arts in Art Education program self-design a curriculum that enables them to investigate their personal goals as they relate to broader philosophies of art education. Choosing from a range of core course and seminars, students in the program are exposed to the history of education and human education practice. Emphasis area electives allow the student to focus on an area of interest, such as Advanced Curriculum Studies; Community Arts Practice; or Museum and Exhibition Studies. The city of Chicago provides a wealth of resources and sites for
students to gain practical experiences. The program culminates in a written thesis, allowing the students to contribute significant research to the field.