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Graduate Applications: Composition Degrees

ALL application materials must be received online by the deadline below: applications incomplete as of this date will not be considered.  The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete when submitted.

Deadline for autumn quarter admission: December 2

Application opens September 1. We do not accept applications for summer quarter, winter quarter, or spring quarter.

Submit the following admission materials online:

  • Graduate Admissions Application: must be submitted online by the deadline above, along with the online application fee.  Application is found at

  • Three recommendation letters from people familiar with your academic and/or professional work can be arranged for electronically within this application.

  • Unofficial transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges or universities.

  • Statement of Purpose:  Explain how graduate study in this particular program will contribute to your pursuing your professional and/or personal goals.

  • A  portfolio of scores and recordings. Please upload up to 4 scores and recordings of recent representative works.
  • Optional: If you have taken the GRE within the last five years and wish to submit scores, you will be able to self-report scores in the Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Optional:  To be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, submit a résumé of relevant experience.