Master of Arts in Arts Administration

The application deadline is April 1 for fall admission. Applications will be reviewed for admission as soon as all required materials are received by the Graduate Studies office. Applications received after the April 1 deadline will be reviewed and considered as space in the cohort permits. Please contact program director Robert Wildman, for information on space availability.

NOTE: Not currently accepting applications. If you are interested in the campus-based program, contact program director Robert Wildman at  


Ideal applicants should:

1. Complete the online Graduate Studies application with the non-refundable application fee.

2. Request official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate Studies office from the issuing institution(s). 

3. Hold a baccalaureate degree with an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

4. Have at least one year of professional or volunteer experience in a nonprofit arts/cultural environment or, if accepted, identify and complete volunteer opportunities with non-profit arts organizations in their communities.

5. All applicants are required to submit:

  • a personal statement describing their background in a non-profit arts/cultural environment and their reasons for pursuing this degree program;

  • a current resume or curriculum vitae; and 

  • two letters of recommendation. Recommendations from arts and/or academic professionals are preferred.* 


For a list of admission requirements or to apply for the online MAAA program, visit our online admissions page

Applicants that do not meet all the requirements of the ideal candidate are still encouraged to apply. Admissions decisions are based on holistic reviews of an applicant's entire application package.


*In the online application form applicants will be required to provide the names and e-mail addresses of two individuals who will provide recommendations. Those individuals will then receive an e-mail asking them to complete the required recommendation form. The completed recommendation forms will be submitted into our online application system. Applicants should talk with their recommenders ahead of time so they will be expecting the recommendation request e-mail.