Art (MFA)


Master of Fine Arts in Art


Application Deadline:

February 1 for early admission; April 1 for regular admission (Fall semester)

Non-degree status not available

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Minimum of 60 credits in studio arts, 12 credits in art history or art criticism, including at least 3 credits in contemporary or twentieth-century art. Those applicants who do not have such experience may be required to take undergraduate courses in these areas before formally beginning the graduate degree. In certain cases where an applicant has a number of years of professional art activity, the committee, based on the qualitative evaluation of the work and the sponsorship of a faculty member, can grant admission.
  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale.
  • Digital portfolio of twenty images via Dropbox. Please send Dropbox link to and include a description of each image with title, medium, date, size (where appropriate).
  • Complete the Art Department Information Form and submit it directly through your Dropbox link.
  • 500-word statement of intent that must discuss aesthetic interests, cite historical and contemporary influences on the work, and indicate career goals.
  • Resume documenting the chronology of all educational and work experience, including art experience, teaching experience, grants, honors, awards, exhibitions, and publications.
  • Art Department information form.
  • Two letters of recommendation