Apply to the MFA Programs at CIIS
The Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Writing and Conciousness MFA Programs are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Semester. Apply today!
Apply by October 15th for a chance at the $5,000 Diversity Scholarship
Priority application deadline for Spring 2018 is October 15th. We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after October 15. In order to be eligible for consideration for the $5,000 Diversity Scholarship, however, applicants need to submit a complete application by October 15. For details on how to apply to the $5,000 Diversity Scholarship, please see bottom of the page. This $5,000 scholarship is in addition to other scholarships a student may be eligible for.
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: For writers, 15 to 30 pages of poetry, prose, script, or mixed genre work. For visual, performing, sound or interdisciplinary artists: please provide links or URLs (or you may submit CDs or DVDs). Artists working in more than one form may submit samples in multiple forms.
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 additional details.
CIIS is a university deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocating for social justice. The university, guided by these principles, is offering twenty $5,000 Diversity Scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. In line with our institutional mission of embracing traditions that enhance social and political liberation, these scholarships are intended to support the recruitment of a diverse student body, particularly students historically underrepresented in higher education. Apply by November 15, 2017 for the spring 2018 semester by submitting the application below to email@example.com. You must also submit your complete admissions application by October 15, 2017. Start the Diversity Scholarship application now!
For any additional admission questions, please contact our admissions counselor: