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.

The Graduate Application Process

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

Specific online application instructions will be available here beginning September 1st.

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.