About the Program
Why is it a three-year program?
To develop your work in greater depth and also, when possible, to provide time to work as a Teaching Assistant or Assistant Instructor.
Can I do an accelerated program of work?
Due to the sequencing of degree requirements and coursework, it is not possible to finish in less than three years.
Can I do the program part-time or through distance learning?
Do you offer double or dual programs with other graduate programs?
Do I only study with faculty in my own medium/area?
No, once admitted, students can study with any Graduate Studies Faculty member with whom a mutual working relationship is agreed.
How do I fund my degree?
Assistantships and Fellowships are available, but not guaranteed.
Do I have to submit a separate application to receive fellowships, grants, or teaching assistantships?
No, all candidates who are offered admission are automatically considered for funding possibilities. However, to meet students' financial need as best as possible, we strongly recommend all applicants fill out a FAFSA application as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not they intend to take out student loans.