Master of Fine Arts Degree
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Prospective MFA students must present a Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average from an accredited university, school, or college. Test scores are not required.
Entrance to the program is determined via a review of full application. Detailed attention will be given to portfolio materials. Department faculty will conduct the application and portfolio review. Students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts degree must satisfy all graduate school requirements and specific departmental requirements.
The degree requires sixty credit hours (three years of study). An MFA candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 9 credits per semester). Candidates must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. The MFA program requires a public exhibition of a cohesive body of work after 30 credit hours to confirm the student's eligibility for advancement to MFA candidacy. At the conclusion of 60 credit hours a public solo thesis exhibition created, curated, installed and publicized by the candidate must be presented. A formal written thesis, and oral examination are required at the time of the thesis exhibition.
Master of Fine Art Students are admitted in fall semester only. The departmental deadline for application is February 15. The department website gives specific admission, application, and degree requirements at