The general requirements for admission are: completion of a master’s degree in music (or the equivalent); satisfactory score on the general section (verbal/quantitative/analytical) of the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test; evidence of an ability to pursue doctoral study in the desired area (see information online); and fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to The Graduate School, including the submission of three recommendations. Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam. Normally, the minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based). The minimum acceptable overall band score on the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam is 7. Additional admission requirements for specific areas are listed online. The D.M.A. in Performance is offered in selected areas. Admission decisions are based upon the applicant’s total portfolio with particular weight being given to composing experience.
The requirement of the GRE/MAT score for admission to other DMA programs in Music was eliminated a few years ago because the faculty believed that the scores were largely unrelated to success in the degree program. The removal of the requirement has had no negative effects. Many peer institutions no longer require GRE/MAT scores for admission to graduate music degree programs so this requirement can actually discourage applicants.
Admissions revision. Minor - No BOT, CHE, or SACSCOC notification required.
Update will appear in the 1920 Graduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.