Option A: Three Arts Administration Courses + Doctoral Seminar in Cultural Affairs, 12 credit hours
Option B: Four Arts Administration Courses, 12 credit hours
Doctoral students take courses at the graduate level from O’Neill’s offerings in Arts Administration, chosen in consultation with the program director, Karen Gahl-Mills, and meant to fit the student’s career interests.
Ph.D. in Public Affairs students will be directed to option A and doctoral students studying at the Jacobs School of Music will be directed towards option B. If you are enrolled in a doctoral program outside of the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs or Jacobs School of Music, you will work in consultation with the Arts Administration Program Director to determine if you have a strong enough quantitative background to enroll in the doctoral seminar.
There is no comprehensive examination. For more information on pursuing a doctoral minor in Arts Administration, contact your doctoral program office.
Fellowship in Cultural Affairs
The Center for Cultural Affairs has established a fellowship program that recruits students specifically interested in cultural affairs research through the Ph.D. Public Affairs program at the O’Neill School. Fellows are supported by the CCA throughout their coursework and dissertation stage.
Enrolled fellows will also have the opportunity to work directly with O'Neill faculty with expertise in the many facets of cultural affairs and arts administration research including CCA faculty directors: Joanna Woronkowicz, Michael Rushton, and Doug Noonan.