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Welcome to MICA!

The Offices of Graduate Admssion, Graduate Studies and the Center of Art Education congratulate you on your acceptance to MICA's graduate community!

Congratulations on your successful application to join MICA's low-residency graduate community! Each summer, Maryland Institute College of Art welcomes more than 60 low-residency graduate students to our campus to further enhance their studio and research practices for intense six-week residencies--I am looking forward to having you join us this summer! Students in both the Art Education (Low-Residency MA) and Studio Art (Low-Residency MFA) will join our graduate community by establishing their studios in our recently-renovated Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, a facility that is now the hub of graduate life on MICA's campus. I know that you may be considering many options for graduate study, and I would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you further about our graduate community and resources to help you determine if MICA is the best fit for you. Over the coming weeks, we hope to connect you with faculty, students and staff to give you an inside look at our unique graduate commuity.

Below, we've compiled some key resources for you as you begin the process--we know that selecting a graduate school is an incredibly difficult decision. The links below and on the left sidebar feature information that I hope will help you with your decision. We also know that selecting a graduate program is an individual decision based on many unique factors: please feel free to contact the Office of Gradauate Admission at any time with any questions you have about the program or the process.

Finally, throughout the spring season we encourage you to inteact with us on the social network of your choosing! The 2015 MICA Grad Show is in full swing and our feeds are a great way to keep up with all of the action and excitement. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Vimeo.

Thank you again for your excellent application,

Christopher D. Harring
Director, Office of Graduate Admission

Janine D'Adamo
Associate Director, Office of Graduate Admission

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Next Steps

Financial Aid & Scholarship for Graduate Students

Housing for Low-Residency Graduate Students

MICA's Campus and Resources

Baltimore City


International Students

2015 Graduate Studies

  1. Submit a Tuition Deposit

    Reserve your seat in MICA's graduate community!

    Once you're ready to reserve your place in MICA's graduate community, you can submit your tuition deposit. A non-refundable $500 tuition deposit must be submitted by the deadline on your Declaration of Intent to hold your space in the program. Deposits can be submitted in one of the following ways: 

    • Personal or Bank Check: You can send a check made out to "MICA" to the Office of Graduate Admission in the envelope enclosed in your admission packet. Graduate Admission is located in the Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies at 131 West North Avenue in Baltimore, MD, 21201. Please note that we must receive your deposit check by the deadline on your Declaration of Intent. Please include your student ID number in the note section. 
    • Credit Card via Phone: If you'd like to submit your deposit via credit card, you can call the Office of Student Accounts directly at 410.225-2356. One of the Student Accounts representatives can assist you with your payment details. Be sure to have your student ID number handy when you call. 
    • peerTransfer (International Only): If you would like submit payment from an international bank, you can use the service provided by our partners at peerTransfer to transfer funds with fewer wire transfer fees. 

    If you intend to apply for space in on-campus housing, you may also submit a housing deposit. The housing deposit for fall students is $550 and for summer students is $100. Note that housing deposits are not required by the tuition deposit deadline.