[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Bulletin: Policies and General Information 
    Jul 13, 2024  
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Bulletin: Policies and General Information


Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing Sample: Applicants to the PhD in Musicology or the MA in Music with a concentration in Musicology should submit examples of their written work in the form of published articles or unpublished papers.

  • Audition required for performance concentration applicants
    • Taped recordings may be accepted in place of a personal appearance for applicants outside of Southern California for whom travel to campus would prove difficult.


University Requirements

  • Application and application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency Examination Scores (international applicants only)
    • Applicants to the Music programs, whose IELTS score is a 5.0 or 5.5, may be considered for admission into our International Scholars Program in cases where the student’s academic program and holistic review of all their credentials suggest they have potential to succeed. These exceptional cases must be approved by both the academic Dean and the Dean of Admissions.