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U.S. Applicants

Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents should possess the following academic qualifications:

  • 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.

See Also

Office of Graduate Studies
UCSD General Catalog
Resources for Undocumented Students (AB 540)

MFA Program's FAQ

International Applicants

International applicants should possess 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 graduate student visa.

See Also

International Students & Programs Office
Office of Graduate Studies
UCSD General Catalog
MFA Program's FAQ


The MFA Program does not require the Graduate Record Examination.

2014 Admissions

Application Opens
September 1, 2013

Application Deadline

December 2, 2013
@11:59pm Pacific

Applicants Notified
February 2014

Program Begins
September 2014

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MFA Contact

(858) 534-8849