Graduate Admissions

Grad Programs

Founded in 1873, MassArt was the first degree-granting college of art in the nation and remains unique today as the only free-standing, publicly funded college of art in the United States. MassArt has a long heritage of excellence as well as an extremely selective admissions process. We are proud of our world-class faculty and visiting artists, our state-of-the-art facilities, and our 1,000,000 square feet of studio, classroom, and exhibition space. MassArt is a supportive home to a diverse community of innovative, hard-working artists. We invite you to consider joining us and contributing to this inspiring and vibrant environment.

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2017 Graduate Admissions
Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2016.  

Our application for Fall 2017 will be opening at the beginning of September.  If you would like more information about Programs at MassArt please fill out an information request. If you are in the area we would love to have you for an on campus tour. If you have any questions you can contact us at We look forward to hearing from you!

National Architectural Accrediting Board
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Massachusetts Department of Elementry and Secondary Education

phone: (617) 879-7203

View the 2015 MFA Thesis Catalog

2016 MFA Thesis Catalog