Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year Bachelor of Music degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.

Selection criteria will also include:

  1. Two-page (maximum) letter detailing the specific reasons for pursuing graduate study and outlining a music education philosophy.
  2. One original writing sample (minimum 1500 words).
  3. C.V. Typically, it would be expected that the CV would demonstrate a minimum of two years of successful teaching experience or equivalent professional involvement in music education.
  4. Three letters of reference.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration, either in a credit course or tuition bearing maintenance of status.

  • GPS 960.0 
  • GPS 961.0
  • GPS 962.0 
  • MUS 990.0

A minimum of 30 credits units, including the following:

  • EMUS 991.3
  • 9 credit units in Music Education to be selected from:
    • EMUS 805.3
    • EMUS 838.3
    • EMUS 841.3
    • EMUS 848.3
    • EMUS 860.3
    • EMUS 890.3
    • MUS 828.3
    • 18 credit units of electives approved by the student's Advisory Committee. Examples of elective options might include:
      • MUS 822.3
      • MUS 833.3
      • MUS 838.3
      • MUS 845.3
      • MUS 851.3
      • MUS 853.3
      • MUS 854.3
      • MUS 855.3
      • MUS 863.3