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Applicants to the MFA Program should possess the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in coursework completed in the final two years of undergraduate study and any post-baccalaureate study.

International applicants must meet additional requirements, which include the following:

  • Proficiency in the English language, demonstrated by attaining a minimum score on the TOEFL or IELTS test (required for applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted year at a university-level institution in a country where English is the official language).
  • Eligibility for a student visa.
  • Possession of financial support or resources to cover required fees, transportation, and living expenses for at least the first year of study.

2014 Admissions

Application Period
Sep.1 - Dec.2, 2013 only

Deadline to Apply
Dec. 2 @11:59pm Pacific

Applicants Notified
February 2014

Program Begins
September 2014

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The MFA Program does not require the Graduate Record Examination.