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Frequent Asked Questions


When can I expect to hear from MassArt regarding an admissions decision?

The next step in the process is the selection of interview candidates. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted in early February to schedule a virtual or in-person interview. All applicants that apply by the Priority Deadline will know their final admissions decisions by March 30.

What if my references have not submitted my recommendations yet?

The Admissions office will contact submitted applicants who still have outstanding admissions materials, including letters of reference. We can accept references digitally or via mail/email when sent directly from the reference. When you fill out your application, you will be prompted to enter the name and contact information for your two recommenders. Your recommenders will receive an email with a link to fill out the recommendation online. Otherwise, the recommender can email or mail the letter to Office of Admissions ( or 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115). 

If I am still in the process of completing my degree, will I still be considered for admission?

Yes, students who will complete their undergraduate degree before the start date of the graduate program they are applying for will be considered. You will need to submit a final official transcript once your degree is completed and conferred in order to matriculate into your program.

What if I am interested in Financial Aid and Scholarships? Is there anything else I need to do?

All applications for full-time graduate level programs received by the deadline will be considered for scholarship opportunites. There is no additional application. The majority of scholarship funding is awarded at the time of admission, within the decision letter. At this time MassArt does not offer any full tuition scholarships to graduate students, however our tuition tends to be lower than most graduate programs.

Students interested in financial support should familiarize themselves with the Graduate Financial Assistance options. Any eligible student interested in Federal Loan programs or other types of Financial Aid at MassArt should complete the FAFSA for the priority deadline of February 1st.

Is there on-campus housing available for graduate students at MassArt?

Yes, graduate students can apply for a room at the Artists Residence Hall located right across Huntington Avenue from the main campus. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for graduate students. For more information on housing, visit Housing & Residential Life. • T: 617.879.7238