MFA, MA, and PhD Programs to Apply for by Early 2022

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Northeastern United States

Bird Graduate Center
Applications for the Master’s and PhD programs in graduate school’s decorative arts, design history, and material culture are due by January 7, 2022.

Boston University
In addition to graphic design, painting, sculpture and art education programs, BU will launch a visual narrative MFA and a print media and photography MFA in the fall of 2022.

Carnegie Mellon University
This top-ranked program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers new graduate facilities, generous tuition scholarships, guaranteed graduate grants, and respected faculty.

CCS Bird
Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, students have immediate access to the Hessel Museum and the CCS Bird Library and Archives. Please apply by February 1, 2022.

Columbia University
In the fall of 2022, applications for the MFA Visual Arts and Sound Art Program at Columbia University School of the Arts will be accepted.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
January 2, 2022 is the priority application deadline for MassArt’s graduate programs in art and design, including MFA in photography.

Purchasing University, SUNY
Thanks to the university’s position in the State University of New York system, students can expect to pay significantly less than half the cost of attending an equivalent private graduate program.

School of Visual Arts
In this New York-based professional curator training program, curators and professionals teach from experience, with a focus primarily on contemporary art. Read more about Hyperallergic.

Tufts SMFA
The School of Art Museum at Tufts University recently hired a group of renowned interdisciplinary artists and educators to raise the perspective of social justice in the curriculum.

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook offers a graduate program in art history and critique and studio art. Apply by January 15, 2022 and consider the best funding and fellowship opportunities.

Albany University
This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and a private studio will provide face-to-face instruction in 2022.

Buffalo University
Funding options include the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full scholarships for MFA students, and additional opportunities for MA students.

University of Connecticut
This fully-funded three-year graduate program in Southern New England supports a wide range of artistic production, represented by the latest student work.

Vermont Art University
In 2011, VCFA created the first Low Residency Master in Graphic Design. Today, this student-centered inquiry program is a leader in design education.

Southern United States

Georgia State University
Graduate students enjoy tuition waivers, studio spaces, graduate assistants, grants, and career experiences in the city of Atlanta. Please apply by February 1, 2022.

University of Texas at Austin
Based in Austin, Texas, this program promotes intellectual curiosity, vision, and direct engagement with the larger world, based on the individual interests of each cohort.

Warren Wilson College
Warren Wilson’s Low Residency MA in Critical Craft Research creates researchers who point Mike in a new direction. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

Washington University in St. Louis
The Samfox Design & Visual Arts School provides competitive financial support for the Illustration & Visual Culture and Visual Arts MFA programs, including a number of full tuition fees.

Midwestern United States

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Apply by January 15, 2022 to prioritize one of the 10 full tuition fellowships at this art school in the Metro Detroit area.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
MCAD’s new online MA in creative leadership complements the school’s graduate program in art, sustainable design, graphics and web design.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Explore graduate studies at one of the most influential art and design schools in the United States. The final application deadline is January 10, 2022.

University of Illinois
An important financial support package for talented applicants is offered in the form of fellowships and graduate appointments, including tuition waivers and scholarships.

University of Indianapolis
Visiting artists promote the concentration of UIndy’s social practice arts program, including weekend exercises to focus on social practices and placemaking.

Western United States

Arizona State University
The top-ranked MFA program in the Department of Arts at Arizona State University measures itself not by who it excludes, but by who it includes and how they succeed.

California Institute of the Arts
CalArts has awarded over $ 25.7 million in scholarships to 95% of students seeking a degree in the past academic year.

American Indian Arts Institute
The new Low Residency MFA curriculum in the IAIA Studio Arts Program is based on indigenous knowledge.

Montana State University
Explore new paths in artistic practice and scholarships among a diverse cohort of peers while acquiring academic and professional leadership skills.

Pacific Northwest College of Arts
PNCA’s Harryford Graduate School is accepting applications for MFA and MA programs. The priority deadline is February 1, 2022.

Southern California Institute of Architecture
SCI-Arc’s M.Arch1 program revolves around a series of core studios enhanced by courses in applied research, history and theory.

University of California, Davis
The School of Design is the only comprehensive academic design department in the University of California system. The deadline for priority applications is January 15, 2022.

University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA’s MFA in Media Art provides a rigorous environment for conducting bold experiments in a new mode of critical thinking and artmaking in the context of media and technology.

University of Denver
DU’s MA and MFA degrees in emergent digital practices challenge students to imagine new possibilities for digital technology.

Western Colorado University
Established with working professionals in mind, Gallery & Museum Management’s Affordable, Low Residency MA offers art business, curatorship, and museum research classes.


John Cabot University
Apply by February 1, 2022 and consider earning this unique Master’s degree in the Art History Program of a Rome-based US accredited university.

University of Hartford
Versatile Nomad MFA is an interdisciplinary, field-based, low-residence MFA that resides on sites throughout the Americas. Please apply by January 15, 2022 to consider your scholarship.

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Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, students have immediate access to the Hessel Museum and the CCS Bird Library and Archives. Please apply by February 1, 2022.

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