Reema, MSA Class of 2020

Admissions Timeline for International Applicants

We are now accepting applications for the MSA Class of 2026, which will begin studies on June 19, 2025.
Begin the application process nowPriority Application Deadline: December 15, 2024

  • We will invite selected applicants from this round to interview with our admissions committee on an ongoing basis from early January through mid-February.
  • We will issue all admission decisions for this round in mid-February.
  • Deadline to accept/decline an admission offer: March 1, 2025
  • Should the admissions committee require additional information in order to render a decision, they may place an applicant on the waitlist for further consideration.

Final Application Deadline: February 15, 2025

  • We will review applications, invite finalists to interview, and make admission offers on a rolling basis until all remaining seats in the class are filled.
  • If you apply under this deadline, it is advantageous to submit your completed application sooner than later, as seats fill quickly. We expect to finalize the MSA Class of 2026 by late April.

Kian, Farvah, and Tian, MSA Class of 2018
Application Checklist

A completed application includes the following:

  • Completed application form (personal information, academic history, etc.)
  • An unofficial transcript for each college/university you have attended, regardless of degree completion (note: we only require official transcripts after an applicant is admitted and enrolls)
  • A brief (1-2 pages in length) personal statement addressing how the MSA fits into your near-term and long-term professional career goals
  • Your current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score report, sent directly to NC State’s Graduate School by the testing agency. For details, refer to the English proficiency requirement.
  • Three (3) recommendations – The application will ask you to provide contact information for three individuals who have a substantive understanding about your academic and/or professional record of accomplishment. You should not invite classmates or family members to provide a recommendation. Your listed references will receive an automated email with instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation.
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $85


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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Practicum Team, MSA Class of 2018