Apply to the MFA Programs at CIIS
The Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Writing and Conciousness MFA Programs are now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Semester. Apply today!
Please visit Applying to CIIS for application deadlines and other important information.
Online Admissions Application: Begin the application process by submitting an online graduate application at the link below and submitting the non-refundable $65 application fee payment.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.
Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution.
Autobiographical Statement: A five to seven page essay incorporating some or all of the following questions: What experiences, interests, goals, and preparation do you bring to the MFA at CIIS? What projects are you currently working on? How would you describe yourself as a writer, artist, performer, community arts activist or inter-artist? What influences and experiences have been central for you? What do you hope to accomplish during your time with us? What do you hope to achieve artistically and professionally in the next five years?
Art sample: Depending on your practice, please submit a 15-30 page manuscript or collection of writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, mixed-genre) or links (with URL and Password) to performances or artworks. You may also arrange to submit CDs or DVDs.
CV or Resume
Two letters of recommendation: one from an academic advisor or someone familiar with your ability to do academic work, and one from a professional artist in your general field. Alternatively, one of the letters may be from a supervisor in a recent professional or volunteer setting.
Please submit all electronic materials as individual attachments (one document per submission, in .doc, or .pdf formats) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada have additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for addtional details.
For any additional admission questions, please contact our admissions counselor: