Information for Perspective Students

Application and Admission

Kara Stewart
(330) 972-7989

Applications are due no later than March 15, and decisions for admission and financial aid are made at that time. Matriculation is limited to the fall semester of each year.

A personal or phone interview is strongly suggested.

In special cases, a student may receive Provisional Admission with the possibility of full admission after the successful completion of 12 hours of graduate work. These twelve hours may be counted towards the degree requirement.

Absolutely yes!
Contact Kara Stewart at She will put you in contact with a student or recent graduate.

Financial Aid

No, and yes. The University allows full-time Graduate Assistants to work a maximum of eight hours a week at another job.

Visit our Arts Administration Financial Aid page for more information. 


Kara Stewart is the program coordinator and adviser for all Arts Administration students.

In some cases, up to six credits of appropriate graduate course work may be transferred from an accredited institution.

Part-time students are welcome; however, it is important to remember that required classes are offered on a two-year rotation. The degree must be completed in 6 years from the first enrollment.

All required courses for the MA in Arts Administration are offered after 5 p.m.


Each student is responsible for initiating an internship that will be approved by the program coordinator.

Internships may be taken for three or six credits. Three credit internships normally last six weeks. Six credit internships normally last three months.

Other Topics

This is a complicated question as it relates to variables such as the overall economy and specific geographic locations. Nonetheless, it is clear from our alumni placements that graduates from this program have had good success at finding positions in the non-profit sector as well as developing successful careers.

Students who approach education strategically, gathering experiences and building a resume and portfolio while they gather skills in the classroom have a great competitive advantage upon graduation

Students who carefully select internships with an eye to future employment are more likely to move smoothly into their first professional positions.