How to Apply

All applicants to the Master's-level Arts Administration Program at UNO must complete the online application, which can be found at on UNO Admissions website. The application is for both the Arts Administration Program and the Graduate School at the University of New Orleans. GRE/GMAT Test Score requirement is waived for applicants holding Masters degrees or above from qualifying academic institutions.

UNO Online Application


* Deadlines subject to change. Please check application deadlines.
Semester International Applicants All Other Applicants Applications Accompanied by Scholarship Applications
Fall (August) Entry* July 1 July 1 March 1
Spring (January) Entry* October 15 October 15 NA

Contact Us

For further questions about
the application process, please email or call 504-280-7134.

Application Requirements

Prospective students must meet, at minimum, the following UNO Graduate School admission requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and 3.0 for any post-baccalaureate work (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Satisfactory academic standing at the last college or university attended.

Applicants who are unable to supply complete credentials because they are currently enrolled in a university program may be granted provisional admission provided all records, except for the semester in progress, have been submitted. In such cases complete credentials must be received not later than 30 days after the first day of classes in the fall and spring semester and not later than 15 days after the first day of classes in the summer session, or admission may be canceled.

Additionally, the following materials are required for all applicants. ALL application materials must be received before your application can be processed.

  • GRE/GMAT Test Scores - A minimum composite score of 300 (Updated scoring for tests taken after August 2011) on the GRE OR a minimum composite score of 550 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission into the Arts Administration Program at UNO. There is no minimum writing score that must be met, but the score is evaluated alongside other application materials. GRE or GMAT official scores are to be sent to the Office of Admissions. You must list UNO as a destination at the time you take your preferred test. If you have not taken either test we suggest you must schedule your preferred test at your earliest convenience.
  • Official Transcripts & GPA Requirements - Submit all undergraduate and any postgraduate official transcripts.
    How to submit transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose - Maximum one page. Describing why you wish to pursue a master’s degree in Arts Administration. When prompted by the online application, please upload this document as a .pdf.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume - Detailing business, academic and arts-related experience. When prompted by the online application, please upload this document as a .pdf.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation - You will be prompted to provide basic information and input the email addresses of the individuals you have chosen as references. Upon inputting the email addresses, the references will be sent individual emails prompting them to submit digital letters of recommendation. It is highly recommended that you request your references prior to inputting their information. Letters should be written by professors, employers, etc. who are well acquainted with your work and abilities, and not by close personal friends or relatives.
  • International Students only: If your education was completed outside of the U.S. or another recognized English-speaking country (e.g. Australia, Belize, Canada, Jamaica, U.K.), you'll need to provide proof of English proficiency. The following are measures of English proficiency currently accepted by the Graduate School:

    TOEFL: Internet-based test score of 79 total or Computer-based test score of 550 l
    IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 l
    PTE: Academic score of 58 l
    Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Language Program at UNO l

Optional Application Materials within ApplyYourself

Please note: Your eligibility for admission is not affected in any way by indicating your interest in these options.

  • UNO Graduate Assistantship - Optional, but highly recommended that you indicate your interest in working as a Graduate Assistant within your ApplyYourself application.
  • UNO Graduate Scholarship - FALL-ENTRY APPLICANTS ONLY. Optional, but highly recommended that you indicate your interest in receiving a scholarship within your ApplyYourself application. 
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