Students must submit an application to Lander University for graduate studies by March 1 for the following Fall semester.

To be considered for admission into the MFA Program at Lander University, applicants must submit the following with their application. 

  1. Undergraduate degree in Art (BFA, BA, BS), and provide official transcripts for all undergraduate or graduate coursework. 
  2. GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Statement of intent.  This should include an intended focus during graduate school.
  4. Record of exhibition.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from art professionals
  6. Digital portfolio of 20 images (72dpi designed for screen media)
  7. Interview with graduate faculty.


Conditional Admission 

Applicants not meeting the full admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. Students admitted conditionally are required to demonstrate successful graduate work with a GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first semester, at which time they would be considered fully admitted into the MFA Program. Students admitted conditionally and not achieving a GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first semester would be dismissed from the program.