M.F.A. Degrees Overview


Admission into the M.F.A. program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year collegiate institution, or equivalent training and experience.

Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding Graduate School degree requirements is the University Graduate School web page.

Transfer credits

You may have credits from another institution that meet the requirements of a particular M.F.A. program. Our department will review your proposed transfer credits and, if accepted, will recommend that the Graduate School also accept them toward the M.F.A. degree. A candidate may transfer up to twenty hours of appropriate graduate credit from other institutions.

Residence requirements

The M.F.A. course of study is a three-year program and it is highly recommended that our students plan to remain in residence for three years of uninterrupted study. We believe that it takes three years for a student to develop his or her artistic talent and master technical skills, and our programs are structured accordingly.