How to Apply

Master of Arts in Arts Administration

You are welcome to apply to our Arts Administration program at any time. We have a rolling admissions process. The chart below lists application deadlines that are suggested for optimal process and enrollment times. Please check with Program Director, Ramona Baker, for specific dates and course offerings. Her email is

We do not require any testing, such as the GRE or the GMAT.


Application Deadline

Semester Start Date

Summer 2024 (Low Residency Programs)   June 28 July 19
Fall 2024, Term 1 August 1 August 19
Fall 2024, Term 2 September 27 October 14

Admissions Process in 4 Steps

The following 4-step admissions process should not require more than 2 hours to complete.

Acceptance to the program will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's essay, work experience, recommendation, and transcripts. After Goucher receives your completed application, you will be notified of the application decision within 4 business days.

  1. Please go to our graduate admissions portal and complete the online application.

  2. Request official copy of your transcript or transcripts be sent directly to us.

    Electronic transcripts can be sent from the educational institution to

    Paper transcripts must be sealed and can be mailed from the educational institution to:

    Graduate Admissions
    Goucher College
    1021 Dulaney Valley Road
    Baltimore, MD 21204

  3. Request a letter of recommendation to be completed by a professional or academic reference who knows you well enough to provide an informed opinion of your abilities. The recommendation process is completed online through the graduate admission portal. Only one letter is required but you may submit others.

  4. Write a short essay of approximately 4 to 5 pages by responding to the following questions:

    1. What has been your experience in the arts and/or in arts administration up to this point?
    2. Why is arts administration important to you?
    3. What do you expect to be your most advantageous characteristics as a graduate student? What do you expect might be your challenges?
    4. What do you believe to be the most important piece of information about you that the Admissions Committee should know as it considers your application?

Once students are accepted, they will be asked to submit a nonrefundable $250 enrollment deposit which will be credited toward tuition in the following semester.

International students must also follow the International Student Admissions processes.


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