College of Fine Arts & Communication

Program Information

Degrees or Certificates Offered:


Delivery Method:

Distance Education/Campus

Program Website:

GRE (or other entrance exam) Not Required!

Graduate Program Contact

Dr. Jay Juchniewicz

Mailing Address:
School of Music

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Spring Semester 1st Summer Session 2nd Summer Session 11-week Summer Session
Priority April 1st December 1st April 1st ** **
Graduate School August 1st December 15th Music Education – May 1st * *

* Applications not considered for admission in this term

Application/Deadline Notes

You must choose a concentration on the application to be considered. Students applying for assistantships / out-of-state tuition waivers must submit their application by March 1st. August 1st is the deadline for all other students.

May 1st deadline for Music – Education.

**This program does not have a Priority Deadline for this term.

Additional Information

Application Materials Needed:
  • Completed application form
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation and Statement of Intent (All letters of recommendation must be from former music professors, private teachers, or teaching supervisors.)
  • Composition, Music education, Music history and literature, and Theory concentrations require an additional portfolio submission. All other concentrations require an audition.
  • Music Education requires a teaching license and resume.
  • International students must submit qualifying IELTS / TOEFL / DuoLingo scores and official foreign transcript evaluation with qualifying GPA.


Choral Conducting

Collaborative Piano (formerly Accompanying)


Instrumental conducting

Jazz performance

Keyboard performance specialist and pedagogy

Music Education

Music History and Literature

Pedagogy (Vocal)

Performance (Brass, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Voice, String, or Woodwind)

Sacred music (Choral conducting or Organ) – admissions suspended until summer/fall 2025-2026


Woodwind specialist – concentration has suspended admissions

Pedagogy Suzuki String – concentration has suspended admissions