The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Design - Visual and Performing Arts

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Required Supporting Documents


Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Minimum of 3 undergraduate hours in Western art or design history
  • B.A. or B.F.A. in Interior Design (required for Interior Design only)
  • Field of study: most applicants have majored in either art or design or have equivalent experience in an art or design field. All applicants are expected to present a professional-quality portfolio.

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 15* No Entry No Entry

  • *Priority deadline for consideration for teaching assistantships. Final deadlines are the same as the Graduate School’s (July for international, August for domestic). Only a limited number of admissions may be granted to applicants whose application is completed after the priority deadline.

Program Contact Information


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