The MFA program in Graphic Design explores critical issues facing the field of contemporary
visual communications using design criticism and studio research as a comprehensive
platform for investigation. Within the framework of a 60 credit-hour (3 years) degree
program, structured coursework is balanced by individual study opportunities. Critical,
theoretical and studio research culminates in a visual and written thesis focusing
on a specific visual communication problem. Our design program emphasizes leadership
in design education and professional practice. Whether preparing for a teaching career
or a return to professional practice, our candidates emerge as more insightful and
Application deadline for Fall entrance is February 15.
No Spring Admittance.
1. Baccalaureate degree in graphic design, or equivalent professional experience.
2. Official undergraduate transcripts.
3. Graphic design portfolio of 20—30 images (digital or traditional 35mm slides).
4. 2 letters of reference
5. Statement of intent.
Digital formats include a web site, a pdf document, folder of jpgs, gifs, or dvd.
Teaching and service assistanships are available to students enrolled in 12 credit
hours of coursework. Teaching assistantships are not available until 18 credit hours
have been successfully completed.