Graduate (MFA) Programs

Start Your Application

Begin the application process by completing the required fields on this page. If you are unable to complete the application now, you may come back and continue it at a later time by logging in with the email address and password you provide.

Enter the password you'll use to log back into your incomplete application or make a change later.

Admissions Requirements

MFA Apply icon Complete our free online application.



MFA Portfolio


Upload a portfolio to SlideRoom 


MFA letters icon


Provide three letters of recommendation using SlideRoom


MFA Statement icon


Upload a statement of purpose (500 - 1,000 words) using SlideRoom

MFA Resume icon


Upload a resume/curriculum vitae using SlideRoom



MFA Transcript Icon


Upload college transcript(s) to SlideRoom and submit official documents by mail to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

 Submit Official college transcript(s) by mail to:

 College for Creative Studies
 Office of Graduate Admissions
 201 East Kirby
 Detroit, MI 48202 


International Applicants

In addition to completing the application procedures listed above, you must upload the following to SlideRoom:

English Proficiency Exam Scores (TOEFL or IELTS)

Official scores can be submitted electronically via the testing company. When taking the TOEFL, select school code 1035. If your undergraduate degree was taught in English, the English proficiency exam is not required.

Certified English Translation of Your Transcript(s)

Submit the translation of your transcript(s) along with the school's official grading scale, so that we can convert your grades and/or an accumulative Grade Point Average for all years attended in your bachelor's degree. For complete information about requirements for international applicants, visit the International Graduate Students page.

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