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Northeastern United States

Bard College
The low-residency MFA brings together students and faculty in painting, film/video, sculpture, photography, music/sound, and writing for a unique interdisciplinary summer program in New York’s Hudson Valley, interspersed with winter independent study.

Bard Graduate Center
Emerging curators, researchers, educators, and museum professionals learn to ask new questions about the cultural history of the material world through the NYC institution’s MA and PhD programs.

Boston University
BU offers MFA programs in Art Education, Graphic Design, Painting, Print Media & Photography, Sculpture, and Visual Narrative, among others.

Carnegie Mellon University
Experiment and take risks in this top-ranked interdisciplinary MFA program, where all students receive generous, guaranteed financial support in the form of partial or full-tuition scholarships.

Columbia University
Columbia’s Visual Arts + Sound Art Program provides students with opportunities to increase the depth and complexity of their studio practice and their ability to think critically in the contexts of contemporary art and theory.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Now in its 150th year, MassArt, the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, offers several graduate degrees, including low and full-residency MFAs as well as MA programs.

School of Visual Arts
SVA’s New York-based, globally linked MA in Curatorial Practice provides hands-on training with renowned faculty and experts in small case-study seminars, writing workshops, and professional practice workshops.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Faculty at SMFA at Tufts include internationally recognized artists and scholars whose work centers on themes of time, cultural movements, stereotypes, and history, and their representations in word and image.

University at Buffalo
This top-ranked, flagship R1 Research University in Western New York offers MFA students fully funded teaching assistantships with health insurance, full-tuition scholarships, and the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program.

University of Connecticut
UConn’s MFA in Studio Art is a fully funded, three-year graduate program that supports a broad range of art making. It culminates with a show at an NYC gallery and an on-campus thesis exhibition.

University of the Arts
Based in Philadelphia, UArts offers graduate programs in a variety of fields including Book Arts & Printmaking, Devised Performance, Museum Exhibition Planning & Design, Museum Studies, and more.

Southern United States

University of Louisville
Every MFA student in this small, selective program in Louisville, Kentucky, receives a generous scholarship, a private studio, and financial support for travel, research, and creative activity.

Virginia Commonwealth University
VCUarts, a top-ranked art and design school within a pioneering public research institution in Richmond, Virginia, is home to one of the most extensive publicly funded arts education facilities in the US.

Midwestern United States

Cranbrook Academy of Art
One of the foremost graduate-only programs in art, architecture, and design in the US, Cranbrook is for students looking to earn their MFA or MArch within a program free from conventional classes and a fixed curriculum.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAIC’s graduate programs are ranked among the best in the United States, applauding experimentation and encouraging cross-disciplinary practice. Learn more about admissions events through the end of the year.

Washington University in St. Louis
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’s interdisciplinary MFA in Visual Art (MFA-VA) and MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture (MFA-IVC) aim to instill the agency and resiliency essential for this generation of artists and illustrators.

Western United States

Arizona State University
ASU has one of the few tuition-funded three-year MFA programs in the US. Students also benefit from teaching assistantships, scholarships, and awards.

University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA’s MFA in Media Arts encourages bold experimentation in new modes of critical thinking and art making in the context of media and technology, and offers robust financial aid and funding opportunities.

University of Southern California
Earn a master’s degree at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where artists and curators develop practices side by side.


Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
The truly nomadic IDSVA is ideal for working art professionals interested in pursuing a PhD without having to interrupt or abandon their teaching careers, art practice, or other professional responsibilities.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Master’s programs in London, New York, and online provide an in-depth study of today’s art world and a powerful set of professional skills to deploy in the market.

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