Arts Leadership and Cultural Management Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.)

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall semester July 15
Spring semester December 15
Summer semester April 15

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree, as well as potential for advanced study as evidenced by academic achievement. In cases where an applicant is deficient in background, faculty may consider applicants with significant work history in the field of arts administration. In addition, student selection is based on an individual student's maturity and motivation to succeed in graduate study and in the profession of arts administration.

Minimum admission requirements include:

  • An undergraduate degree in the arts is not required. However, students should have a strong interest in the arts, broadly.
  • Standard CSU graduate school requirements apply.
  • Standard TOEFL or PTE scores are required for international students.
  • No GRE required

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

  • Three letters of recommendation
    Applicants should provide letters of recommendation from faculty members or individuals who have first-hand knowledge of the applicant's academic or professional capabilities. Three professional recommendations are required. You will provide information about your recommenders in the online application. CSU will contact them with instructions and a link to a secure form they will submit on your behalf.
  • Statement of purpose
    A personal statement of professional goals that addresses the question: What will you anticipate doing with your degree? Your written statement should be approximately 500 words.
  • Resume
  • Financial aid application

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Select "Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.) - Distance" when choosing the Program of Study.

4 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from every institution attended, whether or not you received a degree from those institutions. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Official transcripts can either be mailed in or sent as e-transcripts.

Send e-transcripts to:

Send paper copies to:
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

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