Deadline and Application Fee
To assure full consideration for the fall term, application should be completed online and ALL supporting materials pertaining to the application for admission should be delivered to the Graduate Application Processing Office BEFORE February 1. Materials received from applicants who do not enroll will be retained by the Meadows Graduate Office for one year. All documents become the property of Southern Methodist University and cannot be returned. A $75.00 non-refundable application fee is required.
Scholarships and graduate assistantships for qualified, admitted students are available from the graduate division. Candidates for graduate awards are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is not required from international students on the F-1 visa. For additional information, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Meadows School of the Arts, P.O. Box 750356, Dallas, Texas 75275-0356 (telephone 214/768-3314).
We welcome international applicants at SMU and into the Meadows School of the Arts! Our campus has a significant international graduate student body and we believe that international students provide diverse perspectives and backgrounds that are invaluable in graduate educations. Click here to review a list of additional requirements, extended information, and list of resources for International Applicants.
Interviews and Campus Visits
Once all applications are reviewed by the Division of Art faculty, a faculty committee may interview semi-finalists virtually. Finalists will be selected and contacted by March 1st. The acceptance deadline is April 15th.
Visits to campus are encouraged for all accepted students. Prospective students are invited to visit the SMU program in the following periods:
December: End-of-semester M.F.A. reviews
February-March: M.F.A. exhibition
April: 2nd year M.F.A. oral exams
Various Dates Annually: Division of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
For individual campus visits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Submission and Contact Information
All application-related materials should be directed to the following:
Graduate Application Processing
PO BOX 518
Dallas, TX 75275-0548
You may also email application-related documents to email@example.com.
Questions regarding the portfolio, application or admission process may be directed to:
Meadows Admission Office