College of Fine Arts and Communication


Music Education (M.S.)

Application Deadline

The program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Priority will be given to students whose applications and transcripts have been received by February 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming term. Master of Music candidates seeking admission in Fall Semester must audition for admission on the scheduled audition dates in January, February, or March. Master of Music candidates seeking admission in Spring Semester must audition on the scheduled audition date in January.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in music education or music or certification as a public school music teacher.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 for full admission or 2.75 for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.
  • A Placement Examination in Music History and Music Theory is required for enrollment in Graduate Studies in Music. Schedule your exam by filling out the form.

After being admitted to the program:

  • Contact the Program Director to establish an advising session
  • Using the Advising Form, you and the Program Director will review courses and outline your program
  • After a minimum of 20 units of course work, contact the Program Director to review program completion progress and to make plans for completing the comprehensive examination and the graduate project or thesis
  • In general, contact the Program Director about every 10 units of course work or as needed throughout your degree.

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