Master of Arts Application

Admission to the Master of Arts Program



The application period begins October 1.
Step 1: Submit the CalState Apply Application – December 15
Step 2: Submit documents to Graduate Admissions – January 12
Step 3: Complete the Program Application through Interfolio – January 12
All application materials including departmental requirements must be submitted by the file completion date.

Spring Deadline

Domestic Applicants: Closed
International Applicants: Closed

Application Details

Assistantships and Tuition Waivers

Graduate assistantship and teaching associate positions in art are available to a limited number of qualified students. Application forms and additional information may be secured from the graduate adviser. Tuition waivers and scholarships for out-of-state and international students are also available on a limited basis. Applicants should contact the graduate adviser for more information.

California Residency for Tuition Purposes

To learn the details of California’s state policy on residency for tuition purposes, please visit SDSU’s registrar page.

Thesis and Projects in Art

The project required for the Master of Arts degree with a concentration in studio arts and the Master of Fine Arts degree is an original body of work of creative art accompanied by a written report. All theses and written reports accepted in satisfaction of a requirement for the master’s degree are cataloged and maintained in the library. Color digital images of thesis exhibitions must be provided by the candidate and are retained in the School of Art and Design. One copy of art history theses must be given to the School of Art and Design.