This program has rolling admission. Priority will be given to students whose applications
and transcripts have been received by February 1 for fall admission and November 1
for spring admission and April 1 for summer admission. Students who miss the priority
deadline may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available
for the forthcoming term. Master of Music candidates seeking admission in Fall Semester
must audition for admission on the scheduled audition dates in January, February,
or March. Master of Music candidates seeking admission in Spring Semester must audition
on the scheduled audition date in January.
A bachelor's degree in music education or music from a regionally accredited college
or university* or certification as a public school music teacher.
A minimum grade point average of 3.00 for admission. All GPA calculations for admission
are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.
A Placement Examination in Music History and Music Theory is required for enrollment in Graduate Studies in Music. The exams are given on audition
days in January, February, and March. Successful completion of the placement exam
is required prior to enrolling in a graduate level music history or music theory class.
Contact the Program Director to establish an advising session
Using the Advising Form, you and the Program Director will review courses and outline your program
After a minimum of 20 units of course work, contact the Program Director to review
program completion progress and to make plans for completing the comprehensive examination
and the graduate project or thesis
In general, contact the Program Director about every 10 units of course work or as
needed throughout your degree.