Requirements and Application

The Master of Arts in Arts Management is geared toward professionals from a wide variety of skilled backgrounds. Diversity is sought in our applicants, and candidates will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply for the MA in Arts Management?

1. Submit an application for admission:

Potential students must complete an application for admission to the program.  Applications are accepted an ongoing basis, however to receive priority consideration for scholarships and funding applications must be submitted by February 15 (Fall) and October 1 (Spring).

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Did you miss the application priority deadline? The Arts Management program may accept applications after the posted deadline depending on space availability and the current application processing schedule. Please contact CVPA Graduate Admissions at to inquire about submitting your application.

If applications are no longer being accepted, applicants also have the option of pursuing coursework as a non-degree seeking graduate student, and applying formally for the next deadline. A limited amount of non-degree coursework (6 credits) can be applied to your MA, should you be accepted as a degree seeking candidate later. Students must request permission from the program before registering for courses by emailing Read more about this option and the requirements here:

2. Submit supporting materials

Applicants for Fall 2016 and later should upload all supporting materials with their online application.  Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information about this process and FAQs.

Supporting Materials Include:

Undergraduate transcripts: Potential students must have completed an undergraduate degree and have held a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, are required.

Letters of recommendation: Applicants should provide two letters of recommendation from faculty members or individuals who have first-hand knowledge of the applicant’s academic or professional capabilities.

Statement of purpose: Applicants should provide a statement of their intention and goals that specifically address the question, What will you anticipate doing with your degree? Length should be two pages or less.

Personal interview: Applicants might be asked to interview with at least one member of the program faculty or admissions committee. If applicable, the Arts Management office will arrange for an interview with the applicant.

Resume: Work experience is strongly preferred.

Additional Criteria: The GRE is not required for admission.

Additional Application Information for International Students
Information about additional admissions requirements for prospective international graduate students is available at:

Please submit materials to:

Electronic transcripts only:

Hard-copy items:
Office of Graduate Admissions
George Mason University
4400 University Drive MSN 4C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

For questions regarding your application, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions or 703-993-9700

For general questions about the program, please contact:

Email at or schedule a campus visit.