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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:

M.F.A. Art - Spring 2020 (January Start)

M.F.A. Art - Fall 2020 (September Start)


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


  • Ceramics

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Jewelry & Metals
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

View Program Page


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


Contact Us

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.

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Phone: (201) 200-3409
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 652-8472
Fax: (201) 200-2044



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