M.S. in Surface Imaging

Admission Requirements

Program start dates: Summer ONLY

Philadelphia University operates on a rolling admissions basis. However, our studio-based programs have a limit to the number of students that can be accepted each year. For full consideration, our preferred deadline is February 1.

To apply students must be able to provide:

  • Application
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Current resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio*
  • Letter of intent**


GRE is not required.

*A porfolio is required and should include 10-20 images of your recent body of creative work. We encourage students to present a series of images that represents their current interests. If possible, your portfolio should demonstrate your experience with a variety of tools, media, styles, and approaches. Applicants are especially encouraged to show work that demonstrates their experience with digital tools as well as drawing/painting skills. Portfolio should be a digital PDF sent to us by email. Please keep file size under 20MB.

**The letter of intent should tell us a little about yourself, your interests in Surface Imaging and goals as a potential student in the MSSI program. Essays should be no more than two pages in length.


Mail Supporting Documents to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Or email to: 
GradAdm@PhilaU.edu

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