Overview A Doctor of Philosophy in Art degree with an emphasis in Art Education is the highest degree offered by the area of Art Education. The culmination of the degree is the acceptance of a doctoral dissertation that demonstrates that the student is capable of doing independent and original research that contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Candidates for the degree will demonstrate competence in academic writing, research methodologies and contemporary theories and practices in art education and related disciplines. The specific sequence of courses for each candidate will depend on his or her area of interest and previous coursework. The PhD offers eligibility for an upgraded T-7 Georgia teaching certification for those working in PK-12 schools. Faculty Contact Dr. Mira Kallio-Tavin, Graduate Coordinator for Art Education, Mira.KallioTavin@uga.edu Key Information This program requires: An intense level of commitment and is best suited for those who have professional aspirations that require a PhD (Higher Education, Administration, etc.). A minimum of 30 hours of coursework (often more) plus completion of the dissertation. Minimum 12 hours of Art Education Minimum 9 hours of Research Minimum 8 hours of Electives After completing coursework, students must register for dissertation research hours 2 out of the 3 semesters each year until the degree is completed. Coursework that is primarily in-person, as the program is residential. The following Exams and Checkpoints: Qualifying Exam, Written Comprehensive Exam and Oral Defense, Prospectus, Written Dissertation and Oral Defense Two Options to Pursue the PhD in Art with an emphasis in Art Education Full-time study that is funded by a Graduate Assistantship, which covers all tuition and offers a monthly stipend (August through May). Graduate assistants typically serve as graders or instructors for courses in the School of Art. Students should anticipate a minimum of four years to complete the degree, with assistantship funding available for three of those years. We are able to offer a limited number of assistantships to highly qualified applicants each year. Part-time study. With this option, it is possible for students to maintain full-time employment elsewhere and take one or two courses each semester through the completion of the degree. All courses are offered in the evenings or during the summer, with some online options. This option requires students to perform all of their commitments to the PhD on top of their regular work and personal commitments. Students should anticipate a minimum of five years (often more) to complete the degree as a part-time student. Certificates that can be pursued in connection with the PhD Degree Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate Museum Studies Certificate Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Certificate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources and Links PhD Handbook Provides further details about requirements for the PhD degree Recently Completed Dissertations Application Instructions and Requirements Tuition Rates Select "Tuition & Fees", then select "Academic Year", then refer to the "Graduate Tuition Standard Rate for Master & PhD Candidates". Graduate Studies at the Lamar Dodd School of Art Guidelines and due dates for graduate projects can be found on the University of Georgia Graduate School website. For more information about graduate programs at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, contact our Graduate Office. PhD candidate in Art Education Kira Hegeman completing field work.