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University Requirements

  • Verified graduation from an accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 60 units of undergraduate course work
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical)
  • For international students: minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

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Music Department Requirements

A baccalaureate degree in Music

Students with significant amounts of course work in music but with majors in other fields may be admitted, but are required to take prerequisite courses or a second undergraduate major in Music prior to embarking on graduate study in Music.

Evidence of the ability to carry on graduate work successfully

Students with GPA's below 3.0 may be admitted but normally are required to establish a record of satisfactory performance before being granted classified status (see Classification below). The same requirements may apply to students who hold music degrees from a school whose music program is not accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Interview with one or more professors in the proposed area of study.

Students in the Performance Option must audition for one or more members of the proposed area of performance study. A tape of approximately 10 minutes of music may be requested in lieu of a live audition.

Students in the Music Education Option should submit an undergraduate term paper or project on a relevant topic.

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