Admission to our graduate program is awarded on a competitive basis. We only admit students to doctoral study, although students may earn a Master of Arts degree en route to a Ph.D. You must have an adequate background in music theory and musicianship, as well as a solid liberal arts background including knowledge of at least one foreign language (two are required for completion of the Ph.D. in Musicology).

How to Apply

Applications: Applications to our program are handled by the Graduate School and must be submitted electronically. Full instructions can be found by visiting the Graduate School Admissions Page.

Supplementary Materials:

  1. Applications will not be considered complete and will not be acted upon until the supplementary materials have been received.
    • For Ph.D. program in Composition: submit samples of your compositions in the form of scores, and if available, audio recordings via workable URL/links.
    • For Ph.D. programs in Musicology and Ethnomusicology: submit samples of the your writing in the form of papers or theses, preferably on musical topics.
  2. These additional materials should be uploaded with your online application in the "Departmental Requirements” section.


The Graduate School's deadline for submission of applications for admission and award to the Music program for the fall semester is January 11th.