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 ActionFebruary 1*
Priority DecisionApril 1
Regular DecisionJune 1


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.