How to Apply

The Admissions Committee, composed of representatives of the Arts Administration faculty and administrative staff, evaluates application credentials and makes decisions regarding admission to a graduate degree or certificate 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.

Admissions Timetable

Admission is normally granted for September and January of each year. A majority of students begin in September, and a smaller cohort begins in January. The Admissions Committee meets on a continuing basis to review completed applications and render prompt admission decisions. To allow for processing time, applicants requiring student visas must have department applications and International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) materials completed at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Please note that admission is granted on a rolling basis. However, we strongly recommend that applicants complete their application by November 15 for the Spring Semester, or by June 15 for the Fall Semester.


While we do not require interviews for acceptance into the graduate degree or certificate programs, we encourage prospective students to schedule an interview through online videoconferencing. In the case of international students, this is strongly encouraged. International students can expedite their application by arranging for an interview, as these candidates are considered first in the admissions cycle.

Graduate Admissions

Arts Administration Graduate Degree

Please continue to the Metropolitan College webpage for Graduate Degree Program Admissions to learn more about application requirements and apply online.

Certificate Programs

Please continue to the Metropolitan College webpage for Certificate Program Admissions to learn more about the application process for graduate certificate programs and apply online.

International Applicants

International students are required to attend full-time except during Summer Term and in their final semester. Full-time students can complete the program in 12 months, but may choose to complete their studies in the Fall semester following their initial year.. Please refer to the Metropolitan College international students application page to learn more about additional requirements and steps needed to complete the application process.