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How to Apply

Instructions for Applying to the MFA Program

MFA Admission Requirements
MFA applicants must have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (BA, BFA, or BS), and MUST HAVE 24 credits in studio art and 9 in art history. Applicants must also have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall, and a 3.0 GPA in art courses.

Applications uploaded after the January 15th deadline will not be considered.  From the pool of applicants we receive, we will accept some students for the fall and some for the following spring.  If you are accepted for the fall, you may have the option to defer to the spring, but if you are accepted for the spring, you must start in the spring.

The MFA program is offered in six concentrations, of which you must select only one:
1. Painting
2. Photography
3. Printmaking/Drawing/Works on Paper
4. Sculpture
5. Clay and Casting
6. Combined Media (Installation, Performance and Video. NOT Mixed Media or Collage.)

To complete the application, you will need to fill out the Hunter College Graduate Application for Admission here:

You will also need to upload your portfolio at where you will be provided specific instructions about requirements for all work submitted online.

If you have any questions about your submission, please contact the Art Department Office at (212) 772-4995 or

The Art Department will hold informational meetings with the Graduate Advisor, once a month from September to December. Please email to sign up to attend a tour.  Directions to the meeting:  Tours/meetings will begin at 205 Hudson Street NY NY, meeting at the security desk.

Note: Those selected for an interview will be contacted by the Art Department by early March. Please do not contact the Art Department to inquire about the status of your application.