Application information and requirements for the School of Art’s master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree programs in illustration and studio arts are listed below.

Additionally, in conjunction with Syracuse University’s School of Education, the School of Art offers a master of science (M.S.) degree in arts education. Admission to arts education is through the School of Education.


  • Application priority deadline: January 15 for fall admission
  • Application deadline: February 1 for fall admission
  • To be considered for merit-based awards, please submit your application by February 1.
  • School of Art programs currently do not offer spring admission.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply to the Syracuse University Graduate School

Step 2: Submit Your Portfolio

Once your application has been submitted and reviewed by the faculty committee, you may be contacted to arrange for an online meeting to discuss your interest in the program and how it relates to your future goals.

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