MFA applicants must have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (BA, BFA, or BS), and MUST HAVE 24 credits in studio art and 9 in art history. Applicants must also have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall, and a 3.0 GPA in art courses.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15th, 2019  

Applications uploaded after the January 15th deadline will not be considered.  From the pool of applicants, some students are accepted for the fall semester and some for the following spring. If you are accepted for the fall semester, you may have the option to defer to the spring. However, if you are accepted for the spring, you must start in the spring semester.



  1. General application ($125.00 fee)
  2. A statement of purpose describing work, your goals, and how attending Hunter will help you achieve those goals.
  3. Transcripts from accredited undergraduate institution (if you are unsure of the accreditation of your institution please contact Graduate Admissions prior to submitting your application:
  4. Two letters of recommendation from former instructors, preferably studio art faculty from your undergraduate institution.
  5. TOEFL score (if applicable). Applicants who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and earn a minimum score of 550 (Overall score - Speaking Component = minimum 60 for the TOEFL IBT). Applicants may be required to submit an essay written in English, and/or complete a course in the English Department before being permitted to matriculate in the Studio Program.
  6. Ten Images and/or three minutes of video submitted via Slideroom ($15.00 fee)

To complete the application, you will need to fill out the Hunter College Graduate Application for Admission here:

You will also need to upload your portfolio at where you will be provided specific instructions about requirements for all work submitted online. 

Note: Those selected for an interview will be contacted by the Art Department by early March. Please do not contact the Art Department to inquire about the status of your application. 



Students must pay tuition and fees in full at the time of registration. Financial arrangements for the payment of tuition and fees must be made by the student prior to registration. More information can be found at:



Financial Aid and Federal Work-study positions are available.


To register click here:

MFA Tours given by Professor Carrie Moyer, MFA Program Director, will occur on these days:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tours will meet on the 2nd floor near the security desk at 205 Hudson Street.


Contact the Art Department at (212) 772-4995 or email us at: