Program Deadlines and Requirements

School of Music requirements

All applicants must complete an audition or interview with the School of Music. For more details, deadlines, and requirements by program, please see graduate admission requirements on the School of Music admission website.


M.M. Composition
M.M. Conducting
M.M. or M.S. Music Education (academic year)
M.M. Performance
M.M. Suzuki Pedagogy

Application deadline for assistantship or scholarship consideration December 1
Regular admission deadline December 1
Minimum GPA 3.0
Recommendation letters 2 required, 2 additional letters for assistantship
Essay Required for Music Education
Testing GRE for Music Education applicants
Audition Required (Except Composition and Conducting degrees)
Transcript requirements Official transcript sent from each college or university attended
Other requirements Submission of scores for composition, DVD for conducting; initial/provisional teaching certification in music