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Arts Administration

Arts Administration

Applying to the Program

Two Comprehensive Graduate Programs

  • MA in Arts Administration
  • MA/MBA in Arts Administration

Both programs include classes from the CCM Arts Administration program and the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Both are full-time, two-year programs and include a summer internship component.

Classes meet from late August through late April each year, with the summer dedicated to gaining practical experience through internships and jobs at arts organizations.

We are no longer accepting applications for admission in Fall of 2018. 


MA Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) OR Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

    Please note:
    The GMAT is no longer required for those planning on also applying to the MBA program; either the GMAT or the GRE is acceptable for application to both the MA and MA/MBA programs.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate program
  3. Completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 100. (international applicants only)

MA Degree Process

  1. Complete the online MA Application for Arts Administration. Note: You should apply for full-time enrollment. 
  2. Retrieve the following information to complete your application:
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores
    • Current Resume referencing details specific to arts administration experience (internships and positions held etc.)
    • Essay outlining professional goals and reasons for graduate study of arts administration
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts from all universities attended
    • Note: The video essay is not required for this program.
  3. Any items that you did not submit online and need to be mailed should be sent to the below address:

    University of Cincinnati, CCM Graduate Admissions
    College-Conservatory of Music
    P.O. Box 210003
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

    Please submit the materials listed above within four weeks of application submission. All materials must be received before the deadline as interview decisions will not be made prior to receipt of all materials.

    Arts Administration faculty will arrange interviews in Cincinnati for qualified applicants. In cases where distance and cost are prohibitive, Skype interviews may be substituted.

Note: We are not able to view your application until all materials have been received.

MBA Degree Process (Dual Degree Applicants to the MA/MBA Program)

1) Complete the online MBA Application for Admission

Please note: You do not need to apply to the MBA program until after you have been accepted into the MA program. You are applying for the PT MBA program. Also, kindly note that in the MA/MBA program CCM is your primary school your application should be submitted to CCM for the appropriate Fall deadline. Regardless of when you apply to the MBA program, you should select the application the following Spring (i.e. for Fall 2018 entrance, select Spring 2019 on the MBA application.) Your application will be reviewed immediately as the MBA program will be notified that you are an Arts Administration student when you apply to the program.

2) To apply online, gather the following information to complete your application:

  • 1 essay
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (if not already submitted to CCM)
  • Letters of recommendation, official transcripts, TOEFL scores and current resume and can all be pulled from your CCM file.

3) Any additional documents that you did not submit online and need mailed should be sent to the following address:


University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business 
Attn: Graduate Programs Office
Suite 606 Lindner Hall
P.O. Box 210020
Cincinnati , OH 45221-0020


Questions About the Program?

Please contact us at artsadmi@ucmail.uc.edu or 513-556-4383.

Questions About the MA Application Process?

Please contact Kandice Odister in CCM Admissions at Kandice.Odister@uc.edu.

Questions About the MBA Application Process?

Please contact Jason Dickman in the Graduate Programs Office at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at Jason.Dickman@uc.edu.