Graduate Pathway in Arts Management

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 36 credit hour program
  • 11 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 25 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Graduate Study I*
  • Interpersonal Communication for International Students: Practicum and Theory or Advanced English for Academic Purposes
  • Graduate Communication in Disciplines I
  • CVPA Graduate ProSeminar
  • Seminar in Arts Management
Semester 2
  • Introduction to Graduate Study II
  • Graduate Communication in Disciplines II
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Finance and Budgeting for the Arts I
  • CVPA Graduate ProSeminar
  • Linguistics Capstone
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 36 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Accelerated Graduate Communication in Disciplines
  • Seminar in Arts Management
  • CVPA Graduate ProSeminar
  • Governance and Leadership

*Introduction to Graduate Study I counts toward degree.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a graduate degree program in Arts Management at George Mason University, you might find work as a:

  • Executive director
  • Artistic director
  • Exhibition planner
  • Community and corporate relations manager
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Special events coordinator
  • Manager of artistic outreach
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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.

Graduate Pathway in Arts Management

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

There are multiple routes to graduate admission at George Mason University.  As an international graduate student, admission is determined by academic performance and English language proficiency.

Program Entry Requirements Academic English Language
Direct Admit:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, varies by program
  • TOELF iBT 88 (20 subscores)
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 59+ or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 7 with no grades below B
2-Semester Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent*
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • 1 year of prior work experience (recommended)**
  • TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening)
  • PTEA 52
  • Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester
Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent*
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • 1 year of prior work experience (recommended)**
  • TOEFL iBT 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • PTEA 58
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6
Bridge Pathway:
  • Select 3-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • 1 year of prior work experience (recommended)**
  • TOEFL iBT 85
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 58+ or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6

*Related fields include theater, music performance, conducting, literature, dance, art history, film studies, studio art and graphic design, arts management, cultural management, marketing/communications and management/business.
**Work experience needs to be with an Arts organization but does not need to be full-time.

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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.


Graduate Pathway in Arts Management

When can I start?   

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018 
$35,650
1-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018 $20,500

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2019              
$36,800
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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.

Graduate Pathway in Arts Management

What are the progression requirements? 

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'. You must meet the following George Mason University Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum overall GPA: 3.0
  • A required in AMGT 602, B or better required in all other AMGT courses
  • B or better in all PROV/EAP courses
  • No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted
  • Statement of purpose
  • 1 letter of recommendation

Students are fully admitted to George Mason University provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials. 

Does this program lead to further study?

This program leads a Master of Arts in Arts Management at George Mason University.

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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.

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