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Graduate School

Art Studio MFA


  • Major: Art Studio
  • Degree: Master of Fine Arts
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

Program Website

See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Ready to apply? Take note of any deadlines and documents required for this degree program.


Fall Preferred Application Deadline: January 1
Fall Final Application Deadline: January 15 by 5pm

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (if necessary)
  • Diagnostic Questionnaire
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Major/Minor Form
  • Portfolio: Submit a digital portfolio of 20 recent art works reflecting your proposed major and minor areas of concentration. (The photographic quality of your slides will affect the evaluation of your work.)

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

Areas of Concentration

  • 3D Studies
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking


A Note from the Program 

The MFA is the terminal academic and professional degree for artists, understood to be academically equivalent to a Ph.D. in the humanities.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.