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About MCAD

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MCAD) — public non-profit college. It is located in Boston, United States. MCAD is a part of Massachusetts State Colleges, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).

MCAD offers bachelor and master programs in different fields of study.

Location
Boston, United States
Establishment year
1873
Students
1,859
Acceptance rate
79%
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MCAD tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at MCAD is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at MCAD will cost local citizens a minimum of 1,030 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 23,994 USD per year. Thanks to financial support programs, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
Local1,030USD/year
Foreign29,022USD/year
Master
23,994USD/year

Additional costs

In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Room and board
on campus17,200USD/year
off campus17,200USD/year
Other expenses
on campus900USD/year
off campus900USD/year

Study programs at MCAD

Humanities
History of Art
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Applied Sciences & Professions
Fibers
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Computer Science & IT
Animation
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Education & Training
Art Education
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Arts & Humanities
Animation
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Architectural Design
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Ceramics
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Fashion Design
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Fibers
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
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Other
Communication Design
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Other programs
Computer Science & IT
2D Fine Arts
Study degree
MFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Arts & Humanities
2D Fine Arts
Study degree
MFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
3D (General, Fibers, and Metals)
Study degree
MFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Architecture
Study degree
MArch
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Design - The Dynamic Media Institute
Study degree
MFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
Media Arts - Film and Video
Study degree
MFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 85
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Bachelor degree at MCAD

For undergraduate admissions, the institution will consider applicants with a GPA score of at least 3. You also need to successfully pass the entrance exams. Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6. The TOEFL score is not lower than 85.

GPA
3
IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
85
TOEFL PBT
550

Master's degree at MCAD

In order to enroll at MCAD for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 85. IELTS — 6 or higher.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
85
TOEFL PBT
550

MCAD campus

The campus of MCAD is located in Boston. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at MCAD. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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