MCAD is highly selective in admitting graduate students. Applying early enhances your chances of being admitted.

Applications submitted by the posted deadlines will advance to committee review.

Fall Admission
Early ActionJanuary 15*
Priority DecisionApril 1
Regular DecisionJune 1**

**MCAD will continue to review applications on a space-available basis after June 1 for fall 2020.

Spring Admission
Early ActionOctober 1*
Priority DecisionNovember 1
Regular DecisionDecember 1


*Students who complete the MA application by the Early Action deadline will be notified of admission within one month.