I have my MFA in ceramics from Florida State
the best tip I can give is: do lots of research, visit schools, and apply to more than one school!
I applied to several schools and FSU offered me a paid assistanceship
What i didnt know at the time was that the ceramics perfessor was retiring and I went most of my time there working with scuplture and painting professors
Definately widened my knowledge in other areas but not having a ceramic prof hurt.
best of luck
thanks a lot for the information!