Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Application Requirements
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Thank you for your interest in the MFA Studio Art program at Michigan State University. To best serve its students, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design is in the process of dynamically restructuring and reimagining its MFA program. As a result, we are not admitting new graduate students for the 2018-19 academic year. Please check back with us in 2018 to learn more about our exciting new MFA programs.

To be admitted to the program on regular status, an applicant must hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from a recognized educational institution, or have completed the courses in art that are required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art at Michigan State University or the equivalents. The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University requires students to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for regular admission.

A student whose academic record meets most but not all of the admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis. Any provisional work required of an incoming student will be explained in the letter of provisional acceptance. This letter will explicitly outline any specific coursework needed, whether the work will count toward the degree program, grade point required and the time line for completing remedial work. Students are responsible for completing all deficiencies specified at the time of provisional admission before the 15 Credit Review.

Students are admitted to the Master of Fine Arts degree program in Studio Art for Fall semester only. Admission decisions are typically announced in early March.  Funding offers are extended in early April.  

For a complete list of required application materials, please click here.

To learn more about how our applications are reviewed please click here.