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As of June 2024, we are near the end of the rolling admissions period. Please be in touch with us at GraduateAdmissions@meca.edu for the latest updates on the admissions status for Summer 2024 entry. Please refer to the Academic Calendar to make sure you are prepared to enroll and join us on time upon an offer of admission.

Important Deadlines

Instead of reviewing applications in batches after each deadline, we review applications as they are completed.

Starting mid-October, we aim to schedule a virtual interview within a month of completing the application. Afterwards, we will provide an admission decision within two weeks of completing the virtual interview.

2024
Priority Application Deadline: Sunday, January 21

You can complete an application anytime before this deadline. Complete applications will be reviewed as soon as possible.

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Rolling Admissions

After the Priority Application Deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space permits. Although there are no differences in the admission process, students admitted during Rolling Admissions are not guaranteed decision extensions.

All applicants will be invited to have a brief interview with an MAT Admission Review Committee member, and the Committee expects to return with an admission decision within two weeks after the interview.

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Tips & Notes

  • To learn more about our MAT program, visit Program Overview.
  • To learn more about the financial commitment and funding opportunities, visit Scholarships​, Tuition & Fees​, and Financial Aid.
  • If you are eligible for the US Federal Student Loan, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid​. Our School Code is 011673.
  • All incoming MAT students will start during the Summer Institute in July 2024. We do not offer Fall or Spring entry into the program.
  • Applications are reviewed with consideration given to the strength of the portfolio, personal essay, academic achievement, and cohesion across application materials. There are no differences in the application process or evaluation criteria between deadlines.
  • The sooner you apply, the sooner you receive an admission decision, and the more time you have to prepare for enrollment. Please consider completing your application by the earliest deadline. While we are often able to offer admission during the rolling admission period, we cannot guarantee decision extensions, deferral requests, or student housing.
  • If you find yourself in the position where you don't meet some of the aforementioned requirements, please be in touch with Elyse Grams, Admissions Counselor at elyse.grams-staff@meca.edu to discuss alternatives to demonstrate preparedness in pursuing graduate studies in art education.

For more information, contact admissions@meca.edu or call 207.699.5023