MFA Application

Applicants for admission to the M.F.A. program must apply to-and meet all criteria for admission to-the Graduate School. Admission standards and other critical policies of the Graduate School are discussed at length in the Graduate Catalog. Additional information specific to the Department of Art can be found in the MFA Program Handbook.
For admission to the M.F.A. program in the Department of Art, the Graduate School does not require submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. However, the taking of the GRE test is necessary for students who wish to compete for a non-resident tuition waiver.

Please submit the following information directly to the Graduate School:

Applications must also be made to the Department of Art. Our departmental evaluation requires the following materials, which should be sent directly to the Department:
Mail to:

Department of Art
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8004
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8004

Graduate School
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8075
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8075

The entire Graduate Faculty of the Department will review all materials submitted by each applicant. We arrive at admission decisions by measuring as accurately as possible: Other admission requirements include twelve credits of undergraduate Art History course work. Art History deficiencies of up to six hours may be compensated for by enrolling in the necessary courses concurrent with graduate work.

Graduate Assistantships are awarded competitively and based on Department and University needs. Priorities are established by evaluating:

Preference will generally be given to graduate students who have been in the program for one full year. Occasionally, first year students - who have demonstrated potential as a teacher - will be awarded assistantships. Teaching Assistants are responsible for up to twenty hours of service per week including their instructional involvement. A coordinator for Teaching Assistants will monitor the T.A.s' classroom performance, and meet regularly to discuss related observations. Applications for Graduate Assistantships are available from the Art Department and must be submitted on or before March 15. Please see the "Graduate Catalog" for additional information.

Contact the Department of Art at (208) 282-2361 or

Last Modified: 10/22/14 at 09:23:09 AM


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209