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Admission Prerequisites

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 Admission Policies
Resources for Undocumented Students (AB 540)
UCSD General Catalog
MFA Program's FAQ

International Applicants

International applicants should possess the following:

  • The equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree, with above average scholarship, granted by a non-U.S. university or university-level institution.
  • 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

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

No GRE

The MFA Program does not require the Graduate Record Examination.

2015 Admissions


Application Opens
September 1, 2014

Application Deadline

December 1, 2014
@11:59pm Pacific

Admission Notifications
February 2015

Program Begins
September 2015

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MFA Contact

mfawriting@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-8849
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