Master of Fine Arts & Master of Studio Arts

School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University

Create Your Future.

Art is one of the truest forms of expression. It allows a person to share their perspective, tell a story and inspire others. Edinboro’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Studio Arts (MA) programs develop and cultivate our students’ passion for the arts, helping them create their own distinct artistic vision.

We prepare our students to create art that changes the way people see the world.

Accolades and Recognitions.

US News and World Reports - Best Online Program - Best Online Programs

With multiplenational recognitions for excellence and affordability, we prepare students for a life and career in the arts.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the largest programmatic accreditor of health science professions in the U.S., granted Edinboro’s Master of Arts in Counseling–Art Therapy the nation’s first standard-compliant accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education.

Programs as Diverse as Your Creativity.

We’ve developed dynamic offerings to help artists and creatives build both their skills and find careers in artistic fields.

Edinboro’s Art Department proudly offers programs and certificates in the following:

Art Education (M.A.)

Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Studio Arts (M.A.)

Why a Master of Fine Arts or Studio Arts from Edinboro?

We offer students the opportunity to study in Ceramics, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, with supplemental studies in Art History/Theory. Our faculty and facilities help ensure students both develop their artistic skills and find ways to make them marketable in our world.

Individualized Education.
Only a limited number of candidates are accepted, providing students with both the focused attention of an intimate program and the advantages of a large, diverse department.

Faculty Who Care.
Our dedicated faculty work closely with student artists to encourage and assist their artistic development through regular meetings, demonstrations and critiques.

Create When You’re Inspired.
Students have 24-hour access to private or semi-private studios. Our graduate program offers the time, space and challenging yet supportive feedback to students who seek a professional career in art.

Creativity and Careers.
Alumni of our rigorous, three-year residential MFA studio program boast a record of excellence throughout the U.S. in the fields of art, academia and arts administration.

Visit for more information about our art department.

Edinboro University
School of Graduate Studies
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2856


Terrence McKelvey, Program Head
Phone: 814.732.1155