University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program

Graduate: Master's Degree in Arts Management

Graduate Admissions Procedure

Applications are only accepted for entry into each fall term. Interviews may also be required for admission at the discretion of faculty. Admitted candidates may be asked to take prescribed course work to compensate for lack of preparatory course work or professional experience in the arts.

Applicants wishing to be eligible to apply for graduate fellowship positions should follow the priority deadline schedule.

  • January 2, 2017: Priority deadline to make application 
  • March 15, 2017: Priority notification of acceptance of enrollment
  • April 15, 2017: Priority deadline for accepting offer of enrollment

Successful applicants will be notified by letter regarding admission decisions upon review of application until maximum capacity has been reached. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and decisions will be communicated as they are made. If you'd like additional program information, please send an e-mail request to

NOTE: If you are applying for a concurrent or consecutive master's degree,  click here.  The concurrent master's program is only available to currently-enrolled UO graduate students

Applying to a graduate program of study is a two-part process. You will apply to both the UO Graduate School and to the Arts and Administration Program. Each application process is different. Please read and follow the instructions below.

Part I: Application for Admission to the Graduate School

The Graduate Admission Application form requires use of VISA, Master Card, Discover Card or e-check to pay application fee. 

When you submit your application to the Graduate School website, it is automatically sent to the Arts and Administration Program.

The fall 2017 application for admission to the Arts and Administration Program will be evaluated using the following required application materials listed in Part II below.


Part II: Application for Admission to the Arts & Administration Program

Applicants will be notified about admission status by letter. No phone calls or email inquiries, please.

Your application for admission to the Arts and Administration Program will be evaluated using the following required application materials. These materials will be requested in the online application. The online application fee is $5.00.

1. Personal Statement. In no more than 1,000 words, please write an essay that describes (1) how the academic environment in the Arts & Administration Program and at the University of Oregon and surrounding community will address your academic and professional objectives and (2) what social or cultural issues you imagine investigating through graduate-level research.

2. A brief description of the highlights of your professional, volunteer, and/or academic experience in the arts, culture and heritage.

3. Your transcript(s) from your degree-granting college(s) or university(ies), and transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. Transcripts must be received even if you have not finished your current degree program; your official transcripts will be required by the University of Oregon Graduate School once the degree is awarded. (minimum cumulative GPA for admission is 3.0)

               *Please send your transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions at:

                             Office of Admissions
                        1217 University of Oregon
                          Eugene, OR 97403-1217

4. A current resume.

5. Three letters of recommendation. Please submit the name, title, and email of each of your recommenders in our online application; they will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement which includes instructions on how to upload their letter electronically along with prompts of what to include in the letter.  

6. Evidence of English language proficiency for international applicants:

     TOEFL scores. International students must have the minimum following TOEFL score for admission:

           Paper             Computer              Internet-Based

             575                    233                             88

     IELTS score – Minimum 7.0 overall band score

Scores must be less than two years old at time of application. Test scores should be sent directly from ETS to the University of Oregon. The institution code is 4846. If you earned an undergraduate degree at an institution where all courses were conducted in English, this test is not required.

7. Please complete the application to the Masters in Arts Management.

[NOTE: A GRE score is not required as part of the admission process, therefore, GRE scores will not be accepted or evaluated as part of your application.]

Admission Fee

If admitted to the Program, an admissions fee of $125.00 will be required of all incoming students. This fee is used in support of student orientation events and materials.