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How to Apply

The graduate committee reviews completed applications upon receipt. Only completed application files are reviewed.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Start
Early Application Deadline*: Jan. 30
Final Application Deadline: July 1
*Early application is encouraged, especially for those applying for a graduate assistantship.

Spring or Summer Start: TBD

Application Materials:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Official application transcripts 
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Self-nomination letter: 
    • Indicate the track (Creative and Strategic Media, Interactive Design, or Photography and Film) you intend to study and the semester (fall, spring, summer) you intend to start. 
    • State reasons for pursuing a graduate degree and how you would contribute to the program. 
    • Describe relevant interests, activities and work.
  5. One or more of the following: Website address, Portfolio, or Writing sample.
  6. Candidate interview. Once application materials are submitted, you will be contacted for an interview.
  7. International applicants must also submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

Certificate in Media Arts and Technology requires the following:

  1. Official application transcripts
  2. Self-nomination letter
  3. One or more of the following: Website address, Portfolio, or Writing sample.
  4. International applicants must also submit their official TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

Application Process:

All applications to follow the same online application process. Please read about this process carefully and begin your application on the McAnulty College 'How Do I Apply?' page. If you have questions about the Media graduate program, contact Dr. William Gibbs at gibbsw@duq.edu.

Documents (such as CDs/DVDs or other portfolios that cannot be submitted electronically) can be mailed to:

Duquesne University
McAnulty Graduate School of Liberal Arts
215 College Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282