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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. All candidates for admission are selected on the basis of undergraduate transcripts, academic and personal references, and related work experience. We are particularly interested in those applicants who have two or more years of work experience after conferral of their undergraduate degrees.

Students are expected to have a demonstrable, discipline-based expertise in one art area (such as visual arts, dance, theatre or music). Although this requirement may be satisfied in a variety of ways, most applicants have undergraduate degrees in the arts.

Please note that admission is granted on a rolling basis. However, we strongly recommend that applicants for the semester beginning in January complete their application by November 15, and for the September term, by March 15.
International students applying for the Fall semester must submit their application NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1 in order to be considered for admission.

Personal interviews are strongly encouraged, either in person or by telephone. Standard admission tests, such as the GRE (institution code: 3108) or GMAT are required for international students and for those students who have received their baccalaureate degree within the past two years. International students must also submit a TOEFL score.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:


Boston University

Arts Administration Program
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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