Maryland Institute College of Art

Category: Graduate school | State: Maryland

About Maryland Institute College of Art

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is one of the oldest fully-accredited, degree-granting colleges in the United States and is known for its number of distinguished fellows and scholars. MICA's undergraduate and graduate programs consistently rank among the nation's top visual arts and design programs. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, MICA has become the leader in artist and designer education by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design while expanding their own vision through rigorous study.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Why attend Maryland Institute College of Art

MICA is dedicated to providing educational accessibility for our student veterans and their dependents. We proudly participate in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon program. MICA's certifying official helps our veterans understand and maximize educational benefits. Our SCO educates our student veterans about the resources and services available on campus to maximize their college experience. Our academic advisors assist student veterans with transferring credits and scheduling. We offer student veterans professional development, a learning resource center, writing studio, and a wellness center. Our website consolidates veteran-specific information and includes a Military Student Resource Center page.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $45,290 $45,290 $45,290 $45,290
Fees $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $1,700
Room $9,680 $9,680 $11,700 $11,700
Board $3,180 $3,180 $2,850 $2,850
Books $1,500 $1,500 $3,500 $3,500
Other Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,775 $1,775
Totals $62,850 $62,850 $66,815 $66,815
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes