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2015-16 Admission Procedures & Deadlines for All Graduate Applicants

General Application Procedures

Applicants to all MICA graduate degree and certificate programs submit application forms and most supporting documentation online at Applicants to the Design Leadership (MBA/MA) offered in conjunction with John Hopkins University's Carey Business School apply via the JHU online application. Please note that each graduate program has unique application requirements and guidelines. Candidates may apply to multiple programs but must complete and submit a unique application for each.

Application Fee

An application fee is assessed on the first application at the submission stage in SlideRoom. Subsequent applications require a processing fee, but not a full application fee.

Academic Documents & Transcripts

Applicants to all programs must send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. The Office of Graduate Admission can accept official e-transcripts provided by a registrar. E-transcripts can be sent to Otherwise, all transcripts must be sent in sealed, institution issued envelopes. The Office of Graduate Admission recommends gathering all transcripts in institution-issued envelopes and submitting them in a single parcel to ensure their arrival and timely processing. Please note that many institutions require several weeks to prepare transcripts. All applicants are encouraged to request transcripts well in advance of the application deadline.

Send all hard-copy transcripts to: 

Office of Graduate Admission

Fred Lazarus IV Graduate Studio Center

131 West North Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21201

International Applicants

Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents must submit additional documentation. A full list of required materials for international candidates is available here. 

Program-specific Application Procedures and Deadlines

Each graduate program at MICA has unique application requirements. Prior to beginning an application, candidates are encouraged to review the program-specific guidelines by following the links on the left sidebar of this page, or by following the links below. Where relevant, candidates are encouraged to apply to multiple programs. Please note that a separate application is required for each. 

Application Procedures by Program

Graduate Admission

  1. 2015 Graduate Open House

    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    The Office of Graduate Admission invites all prospective applicants to join us on MICA's campus for the 2015 Graduate Open House. Whether you plan to apply this year, or are just beginning your research process, the Graduate Open House gives visitors an inside look to all of MICA's graduate degree and certificate programs. Candidates will interact with current students, faculty and admission staff while visiting graduate studios, facilities and resources. Join us to learn more about what makes MICA's graduate programs unique! Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at for more information.