School of Art Application Procedures for MFA Degree
The priority deadline for domestic and international applicants is January 15th for fall admission. Applications received after that date will be considered if space is available.
Domestic and International Applicants: Basic Admission Requirements
- BA, BFA or BS in any field from a US accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 (B) GPA earned in the last 60 hours of coursework.
- A portfolio of work completed in the applicant’s major area of concentration and a statement of intent. The School of Art evaluates and admits MFA candidates primarily on the basis of the applicant’s portfolio and statement.
International Applicants: Additional Requirements
- TOEFL Score
Please note: Applicants to the MFA program must complete two separate and equally important applications.
The University of Houston Graduate School application is required by the UH Graduate School and does not allow applicants to upload their portfolios; the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts application is required by the School of Art and does allow for applicants to upload their portfolios.
Both applications must be complete for successful application to the MFA program.
- Complete the University of Houston Graduate School application form.
- Complete the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts MFA application form.
Image Credit, Top: MFA, Painting Thesis Exhibition; Bottom: MFA, Photography Exhibition, Sunni Forester.