Graphic Design, MFA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Core Requirements
Students are required to take three core graduate level studio courses—Graphic Design Studio; Motion Design Studio; and Interaction Design Studio-- three times for a total of 27 credit hours. Faculty will provide students with different design projects for each time they take a Studio. Three (3) additional Studio credits may be taken depending on the student’s Plan of Study (POS).27
Graduate Graphic Design Studio
Graduate Motion Design Studio
Graduate Interaction Design Studio
Hours Subtotal27
Graphic Design History
ART 5423Graduate Study in Graphic Design History3
Graphic Design Seminar
ART 5440Graduate Special Topics in Graphic Design3
Teaching Practicum
ART 5413Graduate Teaching Practicum in Graphic Design3
ART 5400 Graduate Study: Graphic Design Thesis (offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours)6
Art History3
Students will choose among the many graduate-level classes that are available in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, including Art 5920, Art History Seminar, Art 5613, Art Since 1960, Art 5833, History of Chinese Art, Art 5763, etc.
Hours Subtotal18
Elective courses may include the following depending on the student's Plan of Study:
Three (3) to six (6) credit hours of Graduate Level Courses: in Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History; College of Education; Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising; Department of Computer Science
Three (3) to six (6) credit hours of Graphic Design internship
Graduate Graphic Design Internship
Additional three (3) credit hours in Graduate Studio Class (Graphic Design, Motion Design and Interaction Design)
Graduate Graphic Design Studio
Graduate Interaction Design Studio
Three (3) hours of thesis or Studio credits
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level