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Get started on your Studio Art (M.A.) application here:



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


  • Communication Design
  • Design and Crafts
  • Fine Arts

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 U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • A portfolio
    • A portfolio submission of 15-20 images of finished artwork is required for admission consideration. A portfolio may be submitted to Scroll to the bottom of the page, to "Graduate Application Portfolio Submission" to submit.
    • Please direct any questions regarding portfolio submission to the Graduate Coordinator in the Art Department:
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

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.

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


Graduate Admissions Office Hours

September – May:
Mon and Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues, Wed, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.