Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Applied Music (Graduate Certificate)

Application Deadlines

Spring Summer Fall

Priority Deadline: Nov. 1

Final Deadline: Jan. 7

Final Deadline: May 1

Priority Deadline: June 15

Final Deadline: Aug. 15

The certificate program will include 9 units of required coursework and 3 units of electives. Applicants will be screened by the department of music’s audition process for graduate students. Those wishing to later apply for the Master of Music in Performance or Composition may apply up to 12 graduate units from the Graduate Certificate towards the program with the approval of the Master of Music program director. Credits that could apply include applied lessons, ensembles, and elective courses at the 500 and 600 level.  If coursework from the Graduate Certificate is applied toward the Master of Music, the seven year time limit for completing the master’s degree begins with the first course taken toward the Graduate Certificate.

Admission Criteria

  • No GRE scores are required
  • A baccalaureate degree in music with a major of concentration from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4-point scale) is required for full admission to the program, and 2.75 is required for conditional admission. GPA calculations may be based upon the cumulative units or the last 60 units of the degree. See graduate admission policies for more information.
  • Applicants must undertake a department screening in the form of an audition for the Performance Concentration or portfolio evaluation for the Composition Concentration. Procedures and requirements are available from the Master of Music Program Director.
  • Students completing the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Certificate in Contemporary American Music program may apply under a collaborative agreement.

Application Requirements

Submit an online application, application fee and official transcripts, along with:

  • Supplemental Application: A Department of Music Supplemental Application
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two written evaluations by persons familiar with the applicant's academic studies and/or musical accomplishment.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.