Application Deadline: January 29, 2024

The application for enrollment for Fall 2024 will open September 15, 2023. 

Admission is based on an evaluation of previous creative and academic achievements, a clear sense of critical direction, and compatibility with the aims and ideas of the program. Successful applicants come from various backgrounds, including practicing artists, those working within the arts, community organizers and those with many years professional experience or more recently out of an undergraduate program.

To apply, complete the online application and upload supporting materials as instructed.

Required Supporting Materials:

  1. Professional Resume - listing creative and academic background, work experience, creative work, critical writing, civic, activist, and community-based engagements, performances, installations, published work, etc

  2. Statement of Purpose –  500 - 1,000 words, double-spaced pages, addressing the following questions:
    (a) What has prepared you to come to the Arts Politics M.A. Program? Why now?
    (b) Describe your work, and the relationship between Art and Politics that has arisen in your practice. What questions are you currently exploring?
    (c) What do you want to learn from your time in the Arts Politics M.A. Program? Is there a project or intervention that you want to engage?

  3. Writing Sample – 1,500 - 3,000 words, double-spaced pages. We are eager to know how your thinking and analysis are reflected in your writing. Please share a sample of your writing that conveys your ability to carry out sustained academic research and critical writing. A substantive essay from your previous scholarly, creative or activist work is recommended.

  4. Two Letters of Recommendation – submitted using the online letter of recommendation system.

  5. Copies of Academic Transcripts - from any schools in which you received a college degree or attended for two or more years.

International applicants must also complete the requirements as outlined in the International Application Requirements page, including demonstration of strong English language proficiency.

*Completion of the GRE is not required for admission into the MA Arts Politics program.

There is a $65 application fee paid at the end of the general application. The fee can be paid by credit card or e-check. Applicants for whom the application fee poses a hardship can request a waiver by sending an email to Director of Graduate Admissions Joseph Miserendino ( In your email be prepared to explain the nature of the hardship and provide evidence supporting your request for a waiver.