School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration


Requirements for full admission

  • Bachelor of arts from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Undergraduate GPA above 2.7
  • TOEFL above 550 or ESL equivalent (international students only)

To apply

Three easy steps:

  • Submit the application through Apply Yourself found at the Graduate School website. Include the application fee. When applying list your choice of degree as "Theatre Arts-Arts Administration." This will expedite the approval process. Graduate School procedures and application can be accessed at www.uakron.edu/gradsch. The phone number for Graduate Admissions is 330-972-7663.
  • Have an official transcript from your undergraduate institution(s) sent to the UA Graduate School.
  • Write and submit a 300-word statement of intent, summarizing your background and outlining your career goals.
    • Note: The GRE is not required.
    • Note: International students must submit TOEFL scores along with the application.

Two more easy steps:

  • A personal interview, either in person or by phone is advisable, though not required.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Recommendation forms may be found at the Graduate School website.


  • Application for admission and financial aid must be complete (with fee) by March 15.
  • Students will only be admitted for fall matriculation.


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Phone: 330-972-7111
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