MFA Application Information

The Fall 2016 application portal is currently closed.

The deadline for applications for Fall 2016 admission is February 1, 2016.

The FSU Department of Art announces today that the deadline for MFA applications has been extended to February 1, 2016.

We understand that the original deadline of January 5 was impractical for many prospective applicants because the university was closed for the two weeks leading up to the deadline. Some applicants were therefore unable to get answers to critical questions. We are extending the deadline in recognition that the holidays created an unnecessary obstacle to some who wished to apply. We, however, continue to encourage applicants to apply by January 10 at the latest for consideration for the full range of scholarship opportunities at FSU.

Application Process

Admission to the MFA program in Studio Art at Florida State is a dual application process. A student must be admitted both by the University and by the MFA program in the Department of Art at the College of Fine Arts.  Please read the following directions carefully.

Applying to Florida State University

Complete the Florida State University Graduate Application. Be prepared to upload the following documents: Artist Statement, Statement of Intent, and Vitae/Resume. You will also be asked to submit requests for letters of recommendations.  Your recommenders will need to upload an official letter, as well as fill out a brief survey.

Please note that the GRE is no longer required for admission to the program for applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 hours.  For those with less than a 3.0 GPA, the minimum score is a 43% on the Verbal (old score: 430) and a 54% on the Quantitative (old score: 475).

The University requires applicants to mail one official transcript for each college and/or university attended. Transcripts must be received by the FSU Office of Admissions by the application deadline.

The address for submitting transcripts is:

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

Applying to the Department of Art

Additionally, applicants should submit an online portfolio to Slideroom. You will need to upload the following information to your portfolio as either documents, images, quick time files, or PDF files:

Please review the MFA Program Application document for a detailed description of these requirements.

Fellowship Information

All applications submitted by the deadline will be eligible for the Legacy Fellowship or the Adelaide Wilson Fellowship for 2016-2017.

Please view the Florida State University Graduate School’s website to learn more about these fellowships.

Information Links


M.F.A. Program Director
Assistant Professor Judy Rushin

Graduate Art Advisor
Elizabeth DiDonna