MET prioritizes the review and admission of applications submitted earlier in the rolling admission process. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible and no later than the priority application deadlines for each term.

Applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree, in any field of study, from a regionally accredited college/university (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment at Metropolitan College. The following materials are required for a complete application:

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and application fee
  • All college transcripts
  • Résumé/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official English proficiency exam results for International students. BU Metropolitan College accepts proof of English proficiency by any of the following exams:
    • Internet-based TOEFL 
      (Minimum score of 84, with minimum scores in each section as follows: Reading—21, Listening—18, Speaking—23, Writing—22)
      (MET also accepts the TOEFL Essentials exam with a minimum score of 9. The minimum score in each section is as follows: Reading—9, Listening—8.5, Speaking—9, Writing—9)
    • IELTS
      (Minimum score of 6.5, along with scores of 6.5 in each section: listening, reading, writing, and speaking)
    • Duolingo
      (Minimum score of 115)

*The English requirement may be waived for applicants whose native language is English, or for applicants who have received or expect to receive, an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university where the primary language of instruction is English for the entirety of the program. The admissions committee reserves the right to request an English proficiency exam score upon review of all submitted application documents.

Students are expected to have demonstrable, discipline-based expertise in one art area (such as visual arts, dance, theatre, or music). Although this requirement may be satisfied in a variety of ways, most applicants have undergraduate degrees in the arts.