Department of Music
College of Arts and Humanities

Graduate Admission Criteria

Graduate Admission Criteria:

A prospective student who has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and plans to take courses in the Music graduate program must be admitted under one of the following classifications:

1) Regular Admission

  •  A completed Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent.
  •  A minimum 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work.
  • Two acceptable letters of recommendation.
  • Satisfactory audition (performance and conducting), musical scores (composition), portolio (music technology), or teacher certification (music education).
  • No GRE or other standardized test scores are required.

2) Provisional Admission 

Students may be admitted on a provisional basis if one or more of the requirements listed above are judged to be marginal. Specific provisions for exiting provisional status will be set in each case by the admissions committee and must be satisfied before proceeding past the first 12 semester hours of course work.

Additional Requirements

All students will be required to pass the Departmental Graduate Entrance Exam in Music Theory and Music History before proceeding past 12 hours into the degree. These exams are usually given just before the start of each semester.

Last updated: 10/9/2017