How to Apply


*Please note, we are not accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission. We accept students for the MFA in Music Direction program every other year.

To apply to the M.F.A. program in Music Direction a completed application and $120.00 fee ($140.00 for international applicants) is required. The application fee must be submitted online (checks will not be accepted). All graduate applications are submitted electronically and must be supported by appropriate academic transcripts from each college/university attended, three letters of recommendation, and resume. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted online with the graduate application. Official transcripts must be provided only after a candidate has been accepted by the program and formally admitted to the university. All letters of recommendation must be submitted online. Music Direction resumes should be uploaded to the electronic application.

Please be sure to specify on the online application your "Specific Area of Interest" as Music Direction.

For Music Direction applicants, the GRE exam is not required. After we have received and processed your M.F.A. application and application fee, our music direction faculty will contact you, if you meet their initial criteria, regarding your audition/interview. If you move after you submit your application, it is important that you notify our office with your new address and phone number. The deadline for submitting your application and fee is February 15th. The deadline for submission of letters of recommendations is March 10th. Only persons who have submitted applications, fees, and resumes can be assigned an audition/interview time.

Interview location will be provided at time of scheduling your interview time.

For those international applicants that are required to take the TOEFL test to measure English language proficiency, a minimum score of 80 is considered passing. To be eligible to receive a teaching assistantship, a minimum score on the speaking portion of 26 is required. For more information, please visit the Graduate Division website.

Find out more:

   :: Apply Electronically
   :: Graduate Division website
   :: Graduate Housing
   :: Financial Aid
   :: Drama Department Brochure
   :: English Proficiency Information for International Applicants