Le Moyne College

Graduate Programs in Arts Administration

1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, New York 13214
United States



Mr. Travis Newton

Program Goals and Objectives

Le Moyne College’s new Graduate Programs in Arts Administration offer an opportunity to study and apply management concepts in an arts environment – in short, Making Art Work.

While participating in this new, interdisciplinary program, you will study marketing and fundraising, learn to collaborate with a board of directors, understand how to interpret financial documents, and gain perspective on managing a creative workforce, all of which will benefit you as you pursue or continue a career in the visual and performing arts.  Students will have the opportunity to complete either a Master of Science (M.S.) or a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration.

Theoretical knowledge will be applied through a capstone consulting project with our partner cultural organizations, and a global perspective will be woven throughout the coursework.

As you learn more about our program, remember that Le Moyne College is dedicated to “cura personalis,” or “care of the whole person.”  Our world-class faculty will devote themselves to providing a high quality education and real-world experiences for each of our students.


Master of Science in Arts Administration (36 credits):

Le Moyne College's Master of Arts in Arts Administration is interdisciplinary in nature, offering students the opportunity to apply management concepts in an arts environment.  Through coursework and real-world experience, the program offers flexibility for students of any major or background.

Course List



Credit Hours

Foundation Courses


AAD 501

Survey of Arts Administration


AAD 502

Marketing and Public Relations Strategies in Arts & Entertainment


AAD 503

Governance & Board Development in the Arts


AAD 504

Financial Management in the Arts


AAD 505

Developing Capital in the Arts




Business Courses


Select six credits of the following:


STA 501

Quantitative Decision Making


HRM 601

Human Resource Management


MGT 601

Org Dynamics: Leadership






Select six credits of the following:


AAD 601

Globalization of the Arts


AAD 602

Engaging the Community Through the Arts


AAD 603

The Art Museum Today






AAD 590

Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum


AAD 690

Arts Administration Consulting Practicum


AAD 701

Arts Administration Seminar


Total Credit Hours






Application Checklist

1. A Completed Application that includes the following: 

  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Recommendations must be from two professionals and/or academic advisors who can attest to your ability to be successful in a graduate program.

  • Resume

  • Personal Statement 

2. The following are required to be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Admission at GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu or Le Moyne College, Grewen Hall 322, Syracuse, NY 13214:

  • Official Transcripts - Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities attended must be submitted. For this application, a Le Moyne College transcript will be provided for current Le Moyne students and alumni.

  • Advising Appointment - Schedule an advising appointment with Travis Newton, the graduate program director, at travisnewton.youcanbook.me

 International Applicants

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report is required of non-native English speaking applicants. A score of at least 79 is required on the TOEFL or at least 6.5 on the IELTS.

  • International applicants must have a course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by World Education Services (wes.org). It must also show that a bachelor's degree equivalent to one in the United States has been earned.

  • In order to qualify for the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for an F-1 student visa, students must be admitted into the program full time and provide proof of sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study. To do so, students need to complete the Le Moyne College Certificate of Finance found at www.lemoyne.edu/foreign_financial

Application Questions

Office of Graduate Admission
Le Moyne College
Grewen Hall 322
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214-1301
Phone: (315) 445-5444
Fax: (315) 445-6092
Email: GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu