Claremont Graduate University's MFA program requires a high degree of capability and commitment. Applicants must hold a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or a diploma from a four-year accredited professional art school before beginning the MFA program.



FALL 2015
CGU is still accepting applications for the Fall 2015 term. Start your application today.

SPRING and FALL 2016
December 15 (Spring Admission), February 1 (Fall Admission), July 1 (Late Review: Fall Admission).


  1. Application Form & Fee ($80)
    Apply Online.
  2. Portfolio 
    Please upload 15 images of recent artwork on SlideRoom. Performance and/or video artists may submit work that is no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  3. Artist Statement 
    One-page (approximately 500 words) that addresses influences, interests, and current direction.
  4. Letters of Recommendation (3)
    May be submitted via the online application directly by your recommenders; if your recommenders will not be submitting online, please review the guidelines.
  5. Official Transcript 
    From every college or university attended, more information here.

Funding for Students

Department Fellowship/Teaching Assistantships

Joan and David Lincoln Fellowship for Ceramic Art

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