AMGT students


We welcome international students to apply to the program. There are additional requirements to apply! 

Applications are considered on an ongoing basis for fall admission.

Students in the synchronous online Master’s in Arts Management program come from many backgrounds, but all share a passion for the arts and a desire to work in an artistic setting. Diversity among applicants is anticipated and sought, and candidates are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Work experience is strongly preferred. Many students come from the arts, with experience and training in music, film, dance, theater, visual and technical arts. Professionals and non-traditional students looking to transition into the arts industry also make up a key component our program’s student body. In George Mason University’s Arts Management program, no matter your background, students will add practical skills of marketing, finance, strategy, fundraising, entrepreneurship, and management needed in today’s arts and non-profit sector.

To receive priority consideration for scholarships and funding, submit your application by:

  • Fall semester:  February 15

Contact the Arts Management Program if you have questions or need more information.

Submit Supporting Materials

Upload all supporting materials with your online application; the Graduate Admissions website provides information about this process and FAQs.

Applicants must provide:

  • Undergraduate transcripts: Potential students must have completed an undergraduate degree and have held a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Letters of recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty members or individuals who have first-hand knowledge of your academic or professional capabilities.
  • Statement of purpose or goals statements: The Goals Statement should be 2-3 pages, single spaced, 12 size font, pdf format, and will be uploaded as part of your online application. Additional attention should be given to ensure the document is free of spelling errors when submitted.The Applicant’s Goals Statement should include and respond to each of the following points below: 
    • Why are you interested in George Mason’s Arts Management Graduate Program?
    • Whether specific to visual arts, performing arts, or both, identify a current arts management challenge and assess its impact on the field. (For assistance, refer to Arts Management course listings or contact admissions) 
    • What are your past arts and culture experiences and how has that influenced your current career goals? 
  • Personal interview: Applicants might be asked to interview with at least one member of the program faculty or admissions committee. The Arts Management office will arrange for an interview, if applicable.
  • Résumé: 2 years of work experience is strongly preferred.
  • Additional criteria: This program does not require a GRE score for admission.

International Students

International students have additional requirements for admission.  It is important that prospective applicants visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website to review those requirements.

For questions about the application process, email CVPA Graduate Admissions

Non-Degree Seeking

George Mason does offer the option to pursue coursework as a non-degree seeking graduate student. A limited amount of non-degree coursework (12 credits) can be applied to your MA, if you're accepted as a degree-seeking candidate later.

For general questions about the program, contact Arts Management.

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