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Admission and Program Requirements

Application Deadlines:  
International applications - deadline no later than January 1, for a fall start date
Domestic applications - deadline no later than February 1, for a fall start date

The Master of Arts degree in Arts and Cultural Management is available only under Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 30 credits are required for the degree, and at least 15 credits must be at the 800-level. Students can choose from one of two concentrations: Museum Studies or Management as they relate to organizations such as: museums, galleries, theatres, performing art centers, and historic & cultural centers to name a few. 

Requirements for Admission to ACM:

  • Student’s Statement of purpose/letter of intent
  • Student’s Resume or curriculum vitae
  • 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • One writing sample, in standard American English (SAE)
  • Non-native language proficiency test ACM minimum TOEFL score requirement of 90
  • Portfolio that demonstrates professional experience related to arts and cultural management

Master of Arts in Arts & Cultural Management degree requirements


International Students

Review the following information regarding the application process.

International applicant information from the Graduate Application (PDF)

International Student English Language Proficiency Test Information (PDF)

Affidavit of Support for International Students (PDF)

IELTS Score Report Submission (PDF)


MSU Application

Michigan State University has an online application system through the Office of Admissions. If you are unable to access the online application, please contact The Graduate School at gradschool@grd.msu.edu to check on the availability of a paper application.

Start an Online Application by clicking here.


Contact ACM & MS

Mailing Address:

Arts and Cultural Management & Museum Studies Program
Michigan State University
600 Auditorium Road
125 Kresge Art Center
East Lansing, MI 48824


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