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Admission Guidelines

Degree Specific Prerequisites

Master of Music (MM) degrees:

The prerequisite is a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you should apply as a transfer student at the undergraduate level. We expect that you have achieved an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (where A=4.0), or a grade point average of at least 3.2 for the final two years of undergraduate study.

Specialist in Music (SM) degrees:

The prerequisite is a master of music degree from an accredited institution.

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degrees:

These degree programs programs are administered jointly by SMTD and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Please check your individual degree program of interest for specific prerequisites. Doctoral applicants must have achieved an average of at least 3.0 in their masters studies.

International Student Requirements

Please check the International Admissions page for further information on specific requirements for international students.