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Indiana University Bloomington

Arts Administration

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How to Apply

Second-year student Emmalyn Helge on a student day trip she organized to Mackinaw Island

The IU Arts Administration Program is highly competitive. Approximately 40 students are selected each year and may enter in the fall semester only. 

Student selection is based on:

  • An outstanding undergraduate academic record
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of the ability to work at the graduate level as scored by the GRE or GMAT
  • The motivation and maturity to succeed in graduate study and in the profession of arts administration

Application Materials

Domestic Admissions

  • APPLY ONLINE

    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement; approximately 500 words
    • Resume
    • Departmental Questions
    • Application fee: $55 for domestic students
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at institutions other than Indiana University
    • Please send to:
      Masters Program Office
      Arts Administration Program
      SPEA 260
      1315 East Tenth Street
      Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1701, USA
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores; ETS institution code: 1324

International Admissions

  • APPLY ONLINE

    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement; approximately 500 words
    • Resume
    • Departmental Questions
    • Application fee: $65 for international students
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at institutions other than Indiana University
    • Please send to:
      International Admissions
      Poplars 221
      400 East Seventh Street
      Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1701, USA
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores; ETS institution code: 1324
  • Official TOEFL scores *minimum score of 95 for program admission

For The Office of International Services, please click here.


The deadline for applying to the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program, for international and domestic students, is February 15th.  It is recommended (but not required) that international candidates submit application materials by December 1st.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.