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Acceptance Criteria

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale). Preference is given to those with GPAs of 3.0 or higher. 
  • A letter of intent of the applicant’s professional or educational goals and how a degree in creativity supports these goals (2-3 pages)
  • Brief biographical sketch summarizing applicant’s accomplishments, areas of expertise, and experiences (1-2 paragraphs)
  • Two academic/professional letters of reference.
  • Five years professional experience (distance program students only)

Criteria for International Students

Applicants for whom English is a second language must show proficiency in English as demonstrated by:

  • TOEFL (minimum score of 79 or higher) and/or
  • IELTS (minimum band score of 7.0 or higher) English proficiency tests.

Application Process


Complete Graduate Admissions Application

Graduate Admissions Application

Application overview


Provide a Biographical Sketch

Create a brief biographical sketch, one or two paragraphs, that provides a summary of your accomplishments, areas of expertise, and experiences. 

International applicants: Statement should verify five years of professional experience. 

Upload as part of your online application process or email to


Provide Two Forms of Reference

Reference forms are available via the Graduate Admissions Application system.


Complete a Statement of Intent

Upload as part of your online application process or email to


For International Students

Requirements and Deadlines


On-Campus Programs

Fall semester:  May 1
Spring semester:  October 1
Summer semester:  May 1

Online Programs

Summer semester:  May 1