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Application Requirements & Timeline

Requirements by Program

Admission requirements for our graduate programs are below.

Many programs within the School of Graduate Studies focus on a particular academic discipline or profession, requiring industry-specific work experience or professional training in order to apply. Admission is considered when you have met all requirements, and the Office of Graduate Admissions has received official and verified documents.

Art Market Studies

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our Art Market Studies FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing & Management

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our CFMM FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Exhibition and Experience Design

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our Exhibiton and Experience Design FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Fashion and Textile Studies

  • College-Level Art History Courses - students entering the program are required to have taken four courses in the history of art. Up to two of those courses can be from related humanities areas such as history, archaeology, or literature. 
  • College-Level Chemistry Course - students entering the program are required to have taken one term of college level chemistry with a lab component (usually called General Chemistry I). This course can be taken at any accredited college or community college and can be taken pass/fail.
  • College-Level Foreign Language Courses - entering students must have some proficiency in the use of at least one language other than English. Preferred languages are French, Italian, Spanish, and German (in that order), but other languages are acceptable. The requirement may be met in one of the following ways:
  • Two years (usually four college terms) of a foreign language on their academic transcript;
  • Students with prior experience in a language or studied a language in a non-traditional way may take a proficiency exam given by the department once each term to demonstrate mastery of their language at the appropriate level.

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our Fashion and Textile Studies FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Fashion Design MFA

It is important for your written proposal to  support the 10-page visual representation provided in your online portfolio. Our committee looks for candidates who can present a record of thinking through both written and visual pieces.

We understand that concepts can be abstract, so view your proposal as a guide through the development of your ideas. You are encouraged to discuss the methodology that will guide your research, with an understanding that your thoughts and ideas will evolve as you go through the program.

Your proposal will aid the mentors and industry partners specially selected for your project in crafting your personal journey, working closely with you to define the context your project will best be understood.

You are encouraged to review our current student thesis topics for the MFA in Fashion Design program.

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our Fashion Design MFA FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Global Fashion Management

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our Global Fashion Management FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Illustration MFA

Additional Questions? Be sure to review our Illustration MFA FAQ's and Admissions FAQ's.

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Application Timeline

The dates below determine when candidates should apply and expect to receive a decision. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required admissions materials are received by the deadline. An application is only considered complete when the online application and all supplemental documents have been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Received materials can be viewed through the applicant portal. 

Applications are due at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the date of the posted deadlines. Programs vary in their willingness to consider applications after April 15th, and as a result, candidates are most competitive for their program if they follow the outlined submission dates. 

October 21, 2019
Application for Admission is Available 

March 1, 2020
International Student Priority Deadline

The international student priority deadline ensures ample time to process supplemental application materials since this process may vary for each candidate. This also certifies a timely review of financial and identification documents if candidates require a F1 or J1 Visa to study in the United States. Learn more about information for graduate international students by visiting our International Applicants page.

Decisions for this deadline will be sent by May 1, 2020.

Candidates are eligible to apply for other deadlines, however, this is the best way to avoid common delays.

March 15, 2020
Fellowship Consideration Deadline

Deadline for Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Program

Candidates who apply by the fellowship deadline will receive full consideration for Graduate School fellowships.

This is the sole deadline for the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management program.

Decisions for this deadline will be sent by May 1, 2020.

April 15, 2020
General Consideration Deadline

Programs vary in their willingness to consider applications after April 15th. Please note that your application may not be eligible for review if received past this deadline. 

Decisions for this deadline will be sent by May 15, 2020.

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