To receive honors, students must also have earned an overall GPA of 3.6 or higher and a GPA of 3.7 or higher in courses required for the Music major.
All components of the application are due by the second Tuesday in December.
Admission and Fellowships
The GRE General Test is required of all applicants for admission. While the University of Chicago does not have a minimum GRE score requirement, admitted student scores are generally in the 75th percentile or higher. Applicant may self-report their GRE general exam scores if necessary, provided that official GRE scores come directly from the test site.
All applicants to the PhD must submit GRE scores. The GRE must be taken no than five years prior to the intended quarter of entry and must come directly from the Educational Testing Service
Brown UniversityRanked 16 in Best National University.
Due to the disruptions brought by the pandemic, the Graduate Record Examination is optional for the 20-21 application cycle.
That said, low GRE scores in writing and analysis may indicate potential difficulties in completing the scholarship components of the PhD programs.
The deadline for this program is Dec. 15
1. GRE General Test recommended but not required
2. TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Statement of intent
5. Three letters of recommendation
6. Audition materials
7. Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree in music (BM, BS, BA, or BME)
Rice UniversityRanked 19 in Best National University.
Master of Music Degree in the field of Composition Rice University
A minimum overall GPA of 2.67 or higher in all Rice coursework.
A minimum GPA of 2.67 or higher in all Rice coursework that satisfies requirements for the thesis master’s degree.
Admission and GRE requirements
Only students applying for the MS in Music Technology need to take the GRE.
Test Score Guidelines
Applicants to the following programs are required to submit scores from the GRE general test.
Qualified PhD applicants will generally have scored 162 or higher on the verbal section of the GRE.
Qualified DMA applicants in Choral Music and Sacred Music will generally have scored 150 or higher on the verbal section, 145 or higher on the quantitative section, and 3.5 or higher on the writing section of the GRE.
Qualified DMA and MA applicants in Early Music will generally have scored 155 on the verbal section, and 148 on the quantitative section of the GRE.
Qualified DMA and MM applicants in Music Teaching and Learning will generally have scored 155 or higher on the verbal section, and 148 or higher on the quantitative section of the GRE.
All applicants for graduate study in music are required to take the verbal and quantitative aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination The GRE should be taken early enough for the scores to be submitted with the application for admission, preferably in the summer or fall preceding application for admission.
Frequently Asked Questions
All applicants to GSAS must take the GRE.
Master of Arts Degree Admissions
Applicants to the MA must submit GRE scores.
Self-reported GRE scores are sufficient for the purposes of application review.
The GRE is valid for five years after the test date.
Music University of Illinois
A completed master’s degree of at least 24 graduate credits with a GPA of at least 3.25 is generally required, however, it is possible to be admitted under extraordinary circumstances for the doctoral program without entering or finishing a master’s degree in music education.
Online Admission Requirements
The GRE may be required based on an evaluation of applicant academic and professional background.
Must complete all three designated courses within two years and earn a minimum combined GPA or 2.5 and no less than a C in any one course.
The evaluation should demonstrate degree equivalency and GPA conversion to the students.S. higher education institutions.
GRE and MAT scores are considered together with all other submitted materials in evaluation of applicants.
The GRE General Exam is required for admission to the MA, EdD, and PhD programs.
Applicants to the EdS program must take either the GRE General Exam or the Miller Analogies Test.
Baylor UniversityRanked 71 in Best National University.
Master Admission Requirements
GRE required for majors in musicology and music theory.
Graduate Student Admission
The Graduate Record Examination is required for graduate programs in Music Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Musicology, Piano Pedagogy.
All materials transcripts, GRE, letters of recommendation, TOEFL, etc.
The Graduate Record Examination is required for graduate programs in Music Composition and Piano Pedagogy only.
Graduate Record Exam: Application to the M.M. with a concentration in Music Theory requires the General Graduate Record Examination
An acceptable score on either the GRE or the MAT is required for admission.
Degree requirement: An appropriate bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 OR a master degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
Prospective graduate students
Test Scores: The GRE general test is required for the university PhD degree programs and the MM in music theory. Applicants to the Master of Music Education are strongly advised to submit GRE scores, particularly if they desire to be considered for graduate assistantships. Students must take the GRE by early fall, in order to ensure receipt of scores before the Dec.
The minimum GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits for the baccalaureate degree. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.
Program GPA requirement: The minimum GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Drexel UniversityRanked 95 in Best National University.
Music Therapy and Counseling
GRE or MAT test scores are optional.
Auburn UniversityRanked 103 in Best National University.
Music Education M.Ed.
Both the M.Ed. and M.S. require the GRE, all transcripts, and a clear background check.
Doctoral Admission and Application Requirements
Step 1 Read These Important NoticesStep 2 Review Admission RequirementsStep 3 Complete An ApplicationStep 4 TranscriptsStep 5 GRE ScoresStep 6 English Language RequirementStep 7 Financial AidStep 8 Doctoral Supporting Area.
IMPORTANT: Some degree programs require the submission of GRE scores.
Candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last two years of study.
Candidates must have successfully completed the basic aptitude and music subject portions of the Graduate Record Examination
Temple UniversityRanked 121 in Best National University.
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Standardized Tests: Dance, Music Education and Music applicants are required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
GRE or MAT: an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test The GRE examination in Music is not acceptable.
GRE: an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination
Graduate Record Exam or Millers Analogies Test scores
Kansas State Orchestra
Applicant will be required to maintain a 3.00 GPA because the university want applicant to be good students, also.
Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.
Additionally, students pursuing the emphases in choral conducting or music education must take the general test of the Graduate Record Examination for admission.
Complete the departmentally administered examinations, and the GRE , or the performance audition recital, portfolio and performance resume
An GPA of 3.0 a 2.7 GPA may result in provisional admission.
Examinations: All students must take the general test of the Graduate Record Examination General Test for admission to the university.
Present evidence of having acquired an GPA of 3.0.
Master of Music Education
Students enrolling directly from the Bachelor of Music in Music Studies program will have the GRE requirement waived.
Music Theory University of Louisville
Scores from the General Test Section of the Graduate Record Examination that must be submitted prior to the beginning of study.
University of IdahoRanked 127 in Best National University.
Music-Graduate Admissions-University of Idaho
Applicants must have a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale equivalent to the students.S. bachelor’s degree.
Transcripts, degree certificates, GRE, TOEFL) must be sent directly from the institution and or testing center to Graduate Admissions.
The GRE is only required for some graduate programs.
Official GRE scores must be sent directly to Graduate Division Student Services.
Music Industry M.A.
GRE test scores of 153 verbal and 144 quantitative
M.M. in Composition
Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA between 2.5–2.99 may be considered for provisional admission.
Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.