Arts Administration

Graduate Programs


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Upcoming Course Offerings 

Courses Anticipated Offering (subject to revision)
Foundation Courses (15 credits)*  
AAD 501 - Survey of Arts Administration (3) Summer and J-mester (online)
AAD 502 - Marketing and Public Relations Strategies (3) Summer (online)
AAD 503 - Governance and Board Development in the Arts (3) Fall
AAD 504 - Financial Management in the Arts (3) Spring (online)
AAD 505 - Developing Capital in the Arts (3) Spring
Business Courses (choose 6 credits)  
STA 501 - Quantitative Decision Making (3) Summer
HRM 601 - Human Resource Management (3)
Each semester
MGT 601 - Organizational Dynamics (3) Each semester
Electives (choose 6 credits)  
AAD 601 - Globalization of the Arts (3) Every other summer (hybrid)
AAD 602 - Engaging the Community through the Arts (3) May-mester (online)
AAD 603 - The Art Museum Today (3) Summer (online)
Practicum/Capstone (9 credits)  
AAD 590 - Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum (3) Each semester
AAD 690 - Arts Administration Consulting Practicum (3) Each semester
AAD 701 - Arts Administration Seminar (Capstone) (3) Spring (hybrid)



Prior to completing the application process and being admitted to the program students can take up to two courses (six credits).

Applicants to the M.S. program in Arts Administration must:

  • Submit a completed application found here and submit all required documentation as outlined on the application.
  • Have an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrate academic success with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Applicants to the Post-Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate must meet the same admission criteria as for the Master of Science program.
An admission committee will complete the evaluation of the applications respective to the admission requirements set forth. A conditional admission policy provides flexibility in our admission decisions and allows for the request of additional requirements as a means to provide evidence that an applicant can be successful in the program.

Please click here for additional application information.

For information about the admission requirements, graduate application process or status of an application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (315) 445-5444 or

Transfer Credit/Waiver Policy

The program director will review requests for transfer credit or waived courses.

  • Waivers of foundation courses could be granted to those who have completed the equivalent academic requirements in their undergraduate program.
  • For most courses, equivalent content level graduate courses from accredited institutions with a grade of B or better may be accepted as transfer credit. Transfer credits may not exceed nine credits.
  • The total of waived and transfer courses may not exceed nine credits.


2017-2018 tuition for the graduate-level arts administration master's degree and certificate programs is $718 per credit hour.

Contact Us

Travis Newton, assistant professor & program director


Phone:  (315) 445-4201

Office:  Room 213, W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts

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