The Graduate Program in Arts Administration is open to qualified applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree from a fully accredited college or university in the United States or abroad. No specific undergraduate course of study is required for admission to the program, although candidates must have acquired a level of expertise in one art discipline that is approximately equivalent to a baccalaureate degree.
The Admissions Committee, composed of representatives of the faculty and administrative staff, evaluate application credentials and make decisions regarding admission to the program. Emphasis is placed upon the applicant's demonstrated scholastic ability, academic aptitude for graduate study in management, maturity, previous work experience, and career potential.
Admission is normally granted for September and January of each year. A majority of students begin in September, and a smaller number begin in January. The Admissions committee meets on a continuing basis to review completed applications and renders prompt admission decisions. To allow for processing time, applicants requiring student visas must have department applications and International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) materials completed at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.
In order to be considered for admission, International students applying for the Fall semester, must submit their application NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1.
In order to be reviewed, applications for admission must include the following:
- Apply online
- A self-evaluation/personal statement (short essay discussing your motivation for study)
- Official transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended (Colleges/Universities may submit official transcripts electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Three letters of recommendation; one must be an academic reference if the student has graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years.
- A current resume
- A non-refundable $80 application fee for the Master's program; $25 application fee for the Certificate program.
- Original GRE score (3087; dept. code: 5199) or GMAT (Code: P42-T7-05) if applicable.*
*NOTE: A GRE or GMAT is required for the following applicants:
- All International Students
- Students who have received their bachelor's degree within the past 24 months
International students are required to attend full-time and should complete the program in 12 months. They must also submit the following additional materials before being reviewed:
- International Student Data Form (ISDF)
- Financial documentation:
-Originals, not photocopies
-Shown in U.S. dollars: must reflect Minimum Expenses for 12 Months (please add 5% increase for each fall semester).
-If supplying a sponsorship letter, it should address Boston University specifically, no other college or university (For you convenience, there is a sponsorship form provided below)
-No more than one year old
-If applicable, the period of time the support will be provided - Sponsorship Certification Form -
- Notarized English translations of all documents not in English
- Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
- Photocopy of passport with front and back cover
- Original TOEFL score with minimum score of 95. (Boston University-Metropolitan College Graduate Programs, DI Code: 3087); or IELTS (7.0 minimum). Applications with a TOELF score below the minimum, will not be reviewed.
- Original GRE score (Institution code: 3087; dept. code: 5199) or GMAT (Code: P42-T7-05)
- For additional information regarding international student admissions please visit ISSO.
Additional application materials should be mailed to:
Arts Administration Program
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 269G
Boston, MA 02215