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Masters of Arts in Graphic Design


Degree Requirements

Candidates for the master’s degree must complete a course of study consisting of 30 to 102 credits, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “B” or better in all courses with a course code of 500 or higher.

Applicants possessing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design can complete the 30 credits of graduate study (700 level or higher) in three semesters of full-time study. Part-time study is an option.

Applicants possessing an undergraduate degree in the visual arts (other than graphic design) can often be exempted from the Foundation Program, leaving foundational graphic design coursework (a maximum of 43 undergraduate credits) and 30 credits of graduate study (700 level or higher) to complete. You should expect to spend at least two and in some cases, up to four years of year-round study to complete the degree.

If you have an undergraduate degree in a field not related to the visual arts, you will be generally required to complete a maximum of 72 credits of Foundation and Foundational Graphic Design study, as well as 30 credits of graduate study (700 level or higher). You should expect to spend at least three and in some cases up to four years of year-round study to complete the degree.