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Rackham Graduate Musicology Requirements and Dates

PhD in Musicology

Application Deadlines

The deadline for applications for Fall admission is January 5. Indicate on your application whether you seek a degree with historical or ethnomusicological emphasis. Applicants will be notified by April 1 of the results of their applications.

No applications in musicology are accepted for the winter (January) term.

If you wish to elect performance you will be asked to audition when you arrive on campus in the fall. Otherwise, no audition is required but an on-campus interview is encouraged. All elections in performance are subject to the availability of faculty time.


Application Requirements

In addition to the application, all relevant transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation, each applicant must submit his or her scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Be certain to take the tests early enough that the scores will reach the University by the deadline for admission or financial aid. Although no minimum cut-off scores have been established, no admission decision will be made until these scores have been received.

Students whose first language is not English should also take either the MELAB or TOEFL, and have the score results sent by the deadline. No action can be taken on your application until all materials are received.

All applicants to the PhD in Musicology program must also create an Artistic Profile to upload a sample of his or her writing consisting of a paper or papers on a music-related topic.

General Rackham graduate audition and interview information

Admission to the Rackham degree program in Music does not guarantee that the student will ultimately complete the course requirements, become a candidate, or receive the degree. Admission implies only that the applicant has the requisite background and should be given the
opportunity to demonstrate his or her ability.




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