Art (MFA)

Art (MFA)


Each graduate program has a unique set of requirements. Applicants MUST apply via the specific program application. To get started on your application, click the appropriate link below:

To learn more about our graduate Art programs, application process, and admission requirements, please view our previously recorded information session.

Art (M.F.A.) with specializations in:

  • Clay 
  • Computer Arts 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Illustration
  • Jewelry & Metalsmithing
  • Painting and Drawing 
  • Photography 
  • Printmaking 
  • Sculpture 

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Portfolio
    • Must contain 15-20 images of finished work (please label with medium, dimensions, and date)
    • JPEG format in CD/DVD, a PDF portfolio, or URL link to the website
    • Must be directly sent to the Graduate Coordinator in the Art Department:
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

Priority Deadlines for Domestic Applicants:
Fall Start : April 1

Spring Start : November 1

Priority Deadlines for International Applicants:
Fall Start : March 1

Spring Start : October 1


We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: (201) 200-3409
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 652-8472
Fax: (201) 200-2044


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