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Graduate Applications: Music Education, Music Theory, Ethnomusicology, and Music History Degrees

**Please note that the Music Theory MA and PhD graduate program will not be accepting graduate applications for the autumn 2025 cycle.**


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.


All applicants: 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.

  • Scholarly writing sample(s).

  • A current résumé or CV.

  • Music Education only: submit a video of a recent lesson you have taught. Students interested in the MA + Cert program should contact