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Graduate / Admissions

Each year, the School of Art receives more than 200 applications for the MFA program. Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members for their content and quality. Approximately 12 graduate students are accepted each year.

Our Graduate Application Process Has Changed

All application materials will now be submitted online. Application materials sent by mail will not be considered. The online application cycle opens October 1, 2013.

  1. Submit your UW Graduate School Application
  2. After submitting your UW Graduate School Application, you will then be able to submit your supplemental information to the School of Art following these directions.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for all applicants (U.S Citizen, Permanent Resident or International) to submit both online applications and all required application materials is January 15. Late applications will not be accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After You Apply

Applicants can track whether application materials have been received by logging back in to their UW Graduate School Application. Faculty typically make admissions decisions in February and March. You will be notified of our decision via e-mail.