Graduate Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete the online application including transcripts, resumé, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation through the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. This confirmation will contain a student id. number (UD ID). This ID number is required when submitting your portfolio via SlideRoom.

After you have submitted your application to the MFA program with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies you must submit a portfolio online via: Be sure to upload to the MFA event.

Portfolios may include up to twenty still images or 5-10 minutes of video: (.jpg), video (.mov, .wmv, .flv) or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 pixels @ 72 dpi. Video files must be kept under 20MB.

Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work online. For technical assistance, contact

The department's application deadline is February 15 with decisions regarding admission.

The Department of Art does not require G.R.E. scores.

Financial Aid

The University of Delaware offers generous Financial Aid assistance to UD/ART graduate students. The Art Department is able to give several merit-based Graduate Teaching Assistantships (tuition waiver plus a stipend in exchange for teaching and service) and Block Tuitions (tuition waiver plus the possibility of adjunct teaching). The Department works diligently to help support our M.F.A. student and has, historically, been able to fund nearly three-quarters of our students. Please refer to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies for more information.