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Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MFA (60 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: April 1
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Carol K. Walker
Contact Information:


Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.

Application Requirements:

  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your long term objectives in dance. This is not a request for a personal narrative. We are looking for clear goals and professional intentions. Please address your interests in any/all of the creative processes of teaching, dancing, choreography, scholarship and/or writing.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.

Dance Program Supplemental Application Materials and Activities:

(All supplemental materials need to be sent to: Jana Feinman - Director, Dance Program; Hunter College , Thomas Hunter Hall Room 614, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065)

  • Video Documentation: DVD or link to 1-3 clips of your creative work - between 5 and 15 minutes in total. No promo reels please: we are interested in seeing and hearing your individual creative voice as demonstrated in your work.
  • Personal/ Professional curriculum vitae.
  • Movement Audition: The movement audition consists of a contemporary based warm-up as well as group and solo improvisatory exercises.
  • Interview: Based on review of application materials, video documentation and movement audition, applicants may be invited to have an individual conversation/interview with the dance program admissions committee.

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Dance Program website.

Graduate Admissions Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

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