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Apply to MFA DSI: Fall 2024

We look for people who are broadly curious, committed, and mature enough to take responsibility for their own future. We don’t expect you to have solved the world’s challenges already. We’ll get started on that together.

Apply now as we are still accepting applications (as space allows).



Image: MFA DSI students walking the HighLine in NYC.

The Application Process

Each application cycle begins in September to be admitted for the following Fall.

Step 1: Submit Application Materials

Complete the SVA Online Application for Graduate Admissions through the SVA Portal here.

Create an account if you don’t already have one, choose MFA Design for Social Innovation, and follow instructions from there.

Step 2: Interview with DSI

When your information is complete, we will contact applicants under consideration to schedule an interview that will be conducted via Zoom.

We welcome applicants to email any access needs related to interviews to

Step 3: Admission Decision Issued

Applicants who apply by the first deadline January 15th will be notified by March 15th. All other applicants will be notified one month after completed submissions of application.

If you have any questions please contact us at or SVA Graduate Admissions at

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