Graduate Degree Requirements

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Candidates for the MFA degree must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at the graduate level (only grades of "C" or better will count as hours toward graduation).

  • 21 semester hours within studio specialization
  • 12 semester hours of studio elective courses (may come from the specialization)
  • 9 semester hours of studio critique
  • 6 semester hours of art history class
  • 3 semester hours of academic elective (must be graduate level)
  • 3 semester hours of general elective (must be graduate level) 
  • 3 semester hours of pedagogy
  • 3 semester hours of exhibition research

 

Master of Art (MA) in Art Education

  • 18 semester hours of coursework in Art Education, of which 6 semester hours must be in seminars in two different semesters
  •  9 semester hours of Studio Arts:

Students are encouraged to earn Studio Arts credits during summers at the School of Art at BGSU; however, courses offered through other accredited programs – including international programs – will be reviewed for transfer credit.*

  • 3 semester hours of Art History:                                                                       

Students are encouraged to earn Art History credits (online or face-to-face) at the School of Art at BGSU; however, courses offered through other accredited programs – including international programs – will be reviewed for transfer credit.*

* No more than nine credit hours may be transferred from other institutions.

 

Master of Art (MA) in Art History

  • 21 semester hours of coursework in Art History, of which 6 semester hours must be seminars in two different areas or periods, and at least 12 semester hours of which must be in regular lecture courses
  • 3 semester hours of studio art or related courses inside or outside the School of Art.
  • 3 semester hours of ARTH 606 Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism
  • 3 semester hours of thesis research