Information for Perspective Students

Application and Admission

Applications to the master's degree program in Arts Administration are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship must meet the following application deadlines: March 1.

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 Arnold Tunstall at He will put you in contact with a student or recent graduate.

Part-time students are welcome; however, it is important to note that required classes are offered once each year. The degree must be completed in 6 years from the first enrollment.

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. 


Arnold Tunstall 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.

All required courses for the MA in Arts Administration are offered after 5:40 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.


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