Graphic Design


The Iowa State University Graphic Design Department offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Graphic Design and the Master of Arts (MA) in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design. The focus in each of these degree programs is on expanding your knowledge through new problem-finding/solving situations. Each course of study relies heavily on such areas as methodology, history, research and testing to arrive at fresh new communications.

Ph.D. Offered: None

Master's Offered: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Environmental Graphic Design (M.A.);

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Paul Bruski
Phone: 515-294-5635
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: February 1st if applying for an assistantship April 1st for anticipated fall entry without an assistantship.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Digital portfolio

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Graduate Coordinator Assistant
College of Design Business Center
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094