Mills College

Mills College, established in 1852, is an independent Liberal Arts College located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA. The University offers a wide variety of master's degree programs for male and female students in disciplines such as Business, Dance, Education, Music and Public Policy.
  • Average Tuition USD 34,900
  • Acceptance Rate 87%
  • Students 1,310
  • Total Annual Cost USD 51,000
  • Intakes Fall Spring
  • Application Deadline July 15 October 15
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Mills College offers master's degree programs in subjects such Art Studio, Creative Writing & Literature, Political Science, Economics, Infant Mental Health and Computer Science. The institute provides 82 full-time and 92 part-time faculty consisting of renowned artists, scientists and professionals. 

The institute promotes research collaboration between students and faculty in and out of the classroom, through activities such as presenting at national conferences on research areas such as 18th century literature. In addition, the institute has a number of notable alumni, including Ambassador of Jordan to the USA Dina Kawar, US Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Scientist Emily Dirksen and Sports Announcer Renel Brooks-Moon.

  • 01Ranked 404th in Forbes' America's Top Colleges rankings for 2018.
  • 02Ranked 7th in US News & Media Report's Best Colleges - Regional West Universities ranking for 2019.
  • 03Listed in the Best 384 Colleges rankings by The Princeton Review.

Master Programs

  • 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA

    Applied Economics

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A general program that prepares you to create meaningful change in a world shaped by interconnected economic forces. You’ll gain advanced skills for analyzing complex economic data to make strategic decisions affecting more
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    Biochemistry

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;is designed for students with a serious commitment to qualify for graduate study in biochemistry and molecular biology, molecular genetics, developmental biology more
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    Book Art and Creative Writing

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program&nbsp;designed to help you to develop as both a writer and a visual artist, to enhance your understanding of contemporary writing and its visual forms, and to encourage a deep exploration of the book as both a more
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    Business Administration

    USD 31,780 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
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    Composition

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that focuses on teaching students in&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">a free-thinking environment that encourages creative work in a wide variety of styles. In addition to taking courses in orchestra more
  • 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
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    Dance

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, an more
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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach suc more
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    Educational Leadership

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program designed to help students develop and articulate their own vision of leadership in order to address the most pressing questions facing educators today. The course work builds on the diverse backgrounds, belief more
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    Electronic Music and Recording Media

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that focuses on electronic and computer music, the recording arts, and experimental media. It offers courses in recording and mixing, digital and analog synthesis, music software design and programming, intera more
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    Infant Mental Health

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorde more
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    Literature

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program designed to develop your critical writing and scholarly research skills essential to a variety of professional paths. Alumni of this course go on to further study in top-tier PhD programs, and many have found more
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    Management

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that provides flexibility for a student wishing to specialize in a particular area of study. For example, artists may wish to supplement their primary educational focus with business courses designed to help t more
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    Mathematics

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
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    Music Performance and Literature

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that offers students the opportunity to study a broad range of repertoires and techniques — from traditional solo and chamber music to recently-composed works, from notated music to indeterminate scores. The more
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    Poetry

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program in creative writing with an emphasis on poetry, designed to develop your growth as a writer and reader of poetry, enhance your awareness of the contemporary poetic field, and highlight opportunities in publish more
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    Pre-Medicine

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pre-Medicine. The program is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in medicine. The program offers courses that focus on more
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    Prose

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program in creative writing with an emphasis on prose (fiction or creative nonfiction), designed to develop your growth as a writer and reader, enhance your awareness of the contemporary literary field, and highlight more
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    Public Policy

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that focuses on assessing public problems, developing creative solutions, and implementing policies that are efficient, equitable, and feasible. Graduates enjoy a wide range of careers from policy analysts to more
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    Public Policy and Business Administration

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that provides students with skills in leadership, management, analysis, and development of innovative policies and strategies. Graduates of this degree program assume positions of influence spanning business, more
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    Studio Art

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program led by internationally renowned artists. With only 12 new students accepted each year, the size of the graduate program enables the faculty to work directly with each degree candidate. In addition to this indi more
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    Teacher Education

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as sp more
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    Translation

    USD 31,620 Tuition Fee
    A program that offers you the opportunity to study diverse aesthetic traditions and bold new trends. During the year, you’ll work one-on-one with your mentor as you write and revise your work. Online classes will explor more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 479
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 404

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • GRE Not required
  • GMAT Not required

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The institute offers a number of scholarships, graduate assistantships and fellowships, including full-tuition fellowships for Creative Writing and Literature students.

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    Established in 1852

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    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA

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      • Testimony
        2002-2005, Bachelor of Arts Public Policy

        High quality single-sex education undergraduate experience.

        I graduated from Mills College in 2005, and as I come into more contact with other professionals, it is then where I realize the profound academic and intellectual experiences I have had at Mills College that continue to shape my views today.Maya McCrayProviding exceptional hospitality services to Lumina residents2002 – 2005, Bachelor of Arts Public Policy

      • Testimony
        1966-1970, Bachelor of Arts - Art Technique

        World Class preparation for one seeking to be a World Class Contributor.

        I chose Mills because it was one if the nation's top rated Women's College. I wanted every opportunity to receive an education without having to take a back seat to anyone. All through high school the male students seemed to get the extra push and encouragement they needed while it was ASSUMED females did not take our education seriously and would not be responsible for industry, families and or development of others. In truth, we are all of that and more. I have not regretted one moment of my 4 years at Mills.

      • Testimony
        1985-1987, BA

        Quality of life.

        My experience at Mills changed the quality of my life. I realized while at Mills that I could and was expected to go beyond the Bachelor's of Arts onward to graduate school and beyond. I realized this when I sought internships while still a student and had many opportunities that were generated by Mills alumna. When I say I am a product of Mills, heads still turn. I am regarded with the highest esteem. I am so proud to have been a Mills student.Portia CobbMedia Artist/Professor Film Video, Animation & New Genres at Peck School of the Arts.