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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design

Graduate Admission Information

All University and School of Art and Design admission requirements must be satisfied by October 15 or February 15.

MFA in Art applicants do NOT have to take the GRE or MAT test to submit.


Carefully read and follow the Graduate School application guidelines. You will be required to provide them with all of your official transcripts, their online application form and the application fee.


You have not officially applied until you receive confirmation from the Graduate School. The graduate school processor will notify you of any missing items via email once the application is processed.  Until the application is processed there is no notification.


Assemble an application package that includes a copy of your transcripts, 3 letters of reference in sealed envelopes with signature across back, a statement of purpose that articulates your research interests, artistic influences, professional aspirations, and a CD with your portfolio of 20 JPEG images of recent work (See specifications below.)

Mail this packet to:

Scott Eagle, Graduate Coordinator
East Carolina University
School of Art and Design
Room 2000  (Mail Stop 502)
Leo Jenkins Fine Arts Center
Greenville, NC 27858

Please email Scott Eagle eagles@ecu.edu to confirm receipt of packet. You have not officially completed your application until you receive confirmation from the Graduate Coordinator.

Include the degree you are applying for, and area of concentration with your email.

Tuition and Fees


Financial Aid

The School of Art and Design offers a number of teaching and research assistantship opportunities beginning the first semester of attendance. Teaching assistantships may be awarded once students have completed a teaching observation assistantship and have successfully completed 18 hours of coursework.

Assistantships can pay between $7,500 and $9,5000 per academic year for a full-time assistantship of 20 hours per week. Additional funds may be in the form of out of state tuition remissions (non-resident tuition charges waived) available for meritorious students and scholarships (which are awarded to currently enrolled students.) Financial aid and work-study programs are also available through the Financial Aid Office http://www.ecu.edu/financial/ or http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/funding.cfm for more information.

All accepted applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better and whose portfolio and application materials are deemed meritorious and received before the application deadline will be considered for assistantships, scholarships, and out of state tuition remissions.

For additional information about the Wood concentration, contact smitht@ecu.edu

For additional information about the School of Art and Design application process, contact eagles@ecu.edu

For additional information about the Graduate School application process, contact gradschool@ecu.edu