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Graduate Admissions Requirements

Graduate Program Criteria

  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in music, or permission from the Graduate Music Admissions Committee.
  2. Submission of two letters of recommendation including one from an individual who can speak to the applicant’s academic and/or professional capabilities or potential.
  3. Submission of official transcripts of all college work from accredited institutions (both undergraduate and graduate) confirming a minimum GPA 2.75 on a 4.0 scale overall, including professional education courses, if applicable, and in the applicant’s undergraduate major or academic emphasis.
  4. Submission of an essay which discusses the applicant’s interest in and commitment to graduate study.
  5. Presentation of an audition. Live auditions are preferred; recordings of recent live performances are accepted with prior arrangement.
  6. All applicants must pass an entrance examination in music theory and music history and literature, and take appropriate steps to remediate any deficiencies.
  7. International students must show proficiency in English as a Second Language either through the TOEFL Exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or by completing the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Campbellsville University. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 550 for the paper-based exam or 213 on the computer-based exam.
  8. MAM Musicology: Applicants must demonstrate a reading ability in either French or German. This may be satisfied by taking first-year French or German at the undergraduate level with a grade of B or higher.
  9. MM Music Education: Applicants must submit passing PRAXIS scores, a copy of teaching certificate, and a disposition form (provided by School of Education).

International Admission Criteria

International Students: In addition to the above admissions criteria, international students must also:

  1. Submit transcripts to World Education Services for evaluation and translation.
  2. Take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum score of 550 on the paper-based exam; 79-80 on the internet-based exam.

All application forms required for international students are available through the Center for International Education.