Master of Arts in Arts Policy and Administration The Ohio State University



Course info


The mission of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy is to critically engage cultural meaning that fosters social change and advances the public interest through the arts and visual culture through excellence in:

  • Research
  • Policy
  • Teaching
  • Leadership

Our programs promote understanding of the arts and visual culture for all students through a curriculum that is research-based, interdisciplinary, and intent on collaboration with communities both within and outside the University, state, nation, and world.

We emphasize understanding of arts and culture, especially visual culture, in a global, culturally diverse, and technological society. This content is explored through the following:

  • Pedagogical theory and practices
  • Critical inquiry of historical and contemporary artworks
  • Analysis of public and educational policy in the arts and cultures
  • Inquiry in the philosophical, historical, and policy foundations of art education, arts management, and cultural policy administration

Our curriculum includes attention to understanding:

  • Multimedia technologies in cultural production
  • Critique of policies
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Assessment
  • Awareness of comparative international practice

The PhD program in Arts Administration, Education and Policy gives students the opportunity to achieve a high level of scholarly competence and to develop the capacity to contribute to the field.

PhD students have the option of taking a specialization in:

  • Art Education
  • Museum Education and Administration
  • Cultural Policy and Arts Management

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Arts in Arts Policy and Administration.

Full Time (Minimum 49-51 hours)

Tuition fees

Tuition, insurance and fees: USD $39,649 per year


25 Aug, 11 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

186 University Hall,

230 North Oval Mall,



43210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior undergraduate and graduate work.

English Language requirements:

  • 550 Paper-based TOEFL
  • 100 Internet-based TOEFL (IBT);
  • 82 MELAB
  • 7.0 IELTS

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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