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Arts Administration Admissions

Applicants to both tracks (MFA and MA) of the Arts Administration Program must have a Bachelor’s degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited institution, and a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale). No GRE is required. MFA Track applications are due annually by March 1st. MA Track applications are accepted year-round, with enrollment dates in both Fall and Spring semesters.

Required Admission Materials

  1. SUU Graduate Program Application form
  2. Resume (including academic, work, and volunteer experience, and professional references)
  3. Official academic transcripts proving degree(s) earned. If the applicant graduated from SUU, official transcripts are not needed.

Application Assessment

The AA Admissions Committee will assess the quality of the applicant based on the areas of LeadershipCommunication, and Interpersonal Skills. Preference is given to applicants who have work and/or volunteer experience in the arts or non-profit sector or related fields either during or after completion of a bachelor's degree program. The Program Director and the AA Admissions Committee may make exceptions to admissions policies on a case-by-case basis.

All applications received for the MFA track will be reviewed by the AA Admissions Committee beginning the 1st week of February each year.

Applicants who make it past this first "paper" stage of the admissions process will be contacted directly by the Program Director beginning the 2nd week of February to schedule an interview. We suggest the interview take place in person, but can be arranged virtually on a case-by-case basis. 

Interviews are held during February, March, and April, and include class attendance, meetings with various stakeholder groups, and tours of campus and our professional affiliate organizations. 

The full Fall cohort during the last week of April, if not sooner.  Acceptance letters may start going out as soon as March 2nd, but that is not common. Remember, admission to the MFA track is very competitive as we only accept 4 to 6 students per academic year.

Photo: SUUAA Orientation (2021)

All applications received for the MA track are reviewed by the AA Admissions Committee on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at gradapps@suu.edu.