The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) graduate programs, ranked among the top two in the nation by US News and World Report, applaud experimentation and encourage students to cross disciplines and explore concepts unbound to any one medium or academic department in the realization of impactful work.

For those interested in joining the SAIC community, the final application deadline for graduate programs is January 10, 2022.

For application requirements and to apply online, visit

Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture / Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture

Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy / Master of Arts in Art Education / Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling / Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art History / Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism / Master of Arts in Teaching / Master of Arts in Visual & Critical Studies / Dual Degree: MA Modern & Contemporary Art History and MA Arts Administration & Policy

Master of Design
Master of Design in Designed Objects / Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment

Master of Fine Arts in Studio
MFA Architecture / MFA Art & Technology Studies / MFA Ceramics / MFA Design for Emerging Technologies / MFA Designed Objects / MFA Fiber & Material Studies / MFA Film, Video, New Media, & Animation / MFA Painting & Drawing / MFA Performance / MFA Photography / MFA Printmedia / MFA Sculpture / MFA Sound / MFA Visual Communication Design / MFA Writing

Master of Science
Master of Science in Historic Preservation

Low-Residency MFA

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
Post-Bacc Art & Technology Studies / Post-Bacc Ceramics / Post-Bacc Fiber & Material Studies / Post-Bacc Film, Video, New Media, & Animation / Post-Bacc Performance / Post-Bacc Printmedia / Post-Bacc Sound / Post-Bacc in Fashion, Body and Garment / Post-Bacc in Visual Communication Design

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (Application Deadline: April 1)
Post-Bacc Painting

Questions? Contact the Graduate Admissions office at