How to Apply to a Graduate Program at the Frost School of Music

*** All Orchestral Conducting and MM in Choral Conducting degree programs will be closed for Fall 2017 admission.

On-campus Programs
The Fall 2017 application will be available in late September

• Priority deadline – December 1st - Late submissions are at a disadvantage for admission/awards.
• Apply online through CollegNET
• A prescreening is required in some studios/programs – check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific information
• Admission is for the fall term only
• Graduate applicants must have a 3.0GPA or higher for consideration
• Required supplemental materials vary by degree/program and applicant type – *check Program Requirements for specific information

Supplemental Materials – Required of all applicants
• Transcripts – an official transcript of every post-secondary school attended must be provided
*applicants with international transcripts, please see below for specific instructions about approved evaluation services
• Three letters of recommendation
• Resume
• Personal Statement
*Required for specific degrees/programs
• Writing Sample
• GRE scores
• Audition
• Portfolio
• Teaching sample
• Interview

*Please click here to see requirements for each degree program.

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***Note:  If you are applying to Music Business, Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management, JD/MM, or JD/MA programs, the following deadlines apply:
December 1 - International applicants
March 15 - JD/MM, JD/MA applicants, and Music Business and Arts Presenting applicants who wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistant position
June 1 - all others

For the JD/MM and JD/MA programs, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with additional questions regarding the programs.

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Students are recommended for admission to the Frost School of Music by the faculty and admission committees. Final acceptance to the Graduate program is made after all materials requested by the Frost School of Music have been received and evaluated. Scholarships and/or Assistantships are awarded based on faculty recommendation.  Please note, the University of Miami will retain all educational documentation provided as part of the admission process and they will not be returned to the applicant.

All Doctoral/PhD applicants and some Masters applicants are required to submit the GRE to be considered for admission.  The Frost School of Music requires both the Qualitative and Quantitative sections of the GRE as well as the Writing section. Please visit our Application/Program Requirements page for information on minimum scores.

International Applicants:
International applicants who have not received an undergraduate degree from an accredited English-speaking institution must submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam to be considered for admission. Additional information can be found under Application/Program Requirements.

All applicants that have attended a college/university outside of the U.S. must provide official documents and an evaluation from one of three approved services.  Please click here for more information regarding the approved evaluation services and what is required. Once the evaluation is completed the agency must send all documents directly to the Frost School of Music Office of Admission.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the evaluation service with the correct address.  Applicants with international transcripts should send them, as well as other required documents, to the evaluation service.  Only official U.S transcripts should be sent to the Frost School directly from the institution.

All applicants that have attended a college/university in China should have the CDGDC send their official transcript(s) to one of the three approved evaluation services.

International applicants will need to submit financial documents if accepted.  Any scholarships/assistantships will be deducted from the total amount needed to attend in order to verify financial eligibility.  Bank letters must to be dated within the past six months, so wait until the Office of Admission contacts you in order to submit this documentation.