Arts Management Accelerated MA

Add value to your student experience by working on your masters degree while completing your bachelor's at Mason.

As an undergraduate student, you stand out for being driven and knowing where you want to be professionally in the arts. Get there faster while saving time and money with an Accelerated MA degree.

This degree option, open to all George Mason undergraduate degrees, allows you to combine your creative passion as an artist in music, theater, or art with key arts management skills that will open more doors for your professional success post-graduation.

Admitted students may obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree after satisfactory completion of 144-150 undergraduate credits (number of required credits depends on the degree program). Note: Accelerated MA applicants receive a waiver for the graduate application fee. 

More information on the accelerated masters program

More information on accelerated masters admissions requirements

Attend an upcoming BAM/Accelerated MA Information Session:

Whether you want to boost your arts career or are just getting started, join the next Arts Management Information Session to learn how a graduate degree can help you excel. Program staff and faculty will provide an overview of classes, faculty specializations, and what to expect during the application process.

Admissions Requirements

If you're interested in this program, talk to your undergraduate advisor to see if it would work with your current degree plan. Students are eligible to apply for this accelerated program once they have earned at least 60 undergraduate credits. Students may enroll in up to 18 credits of graduate coursework after successfully completing 75 undergraduate credits. Graduate level credits will then count towards your graduate degree once enrolled.

All applications must include:

  • Online Application.
  • Goals Statement outlining reasons for wanting to pursue the master’s program.
  • Two letters of recommendation from current professors.
  • Uploaded transcript from PatriotWeb.
  • Résumé.

For more information about policies and procedures, speak to an Arts Management Faculty Advisor today.