Acceptance into the Graduate Program

To apply for acceptance into any School of Music graduate program, you must apply first to the NAU Graduate College.

School of Music minimum admission requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in music
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 80
  • Admission to the Graduate College at Northern Arizona University
  • Major Professor and/or Area approval for the candidate’s sub-plan

Financial Aid

Full (20 hours) and half (10 hours) assistantship assignments are available in all MM sub-plans. All candidates are automatically considered for an assistantship upon application for the MM in the School of Music.

In your personal statement, please identify skills you possess related to your area of study as well as other specialized skills (e.g., administrative work, music academic tutoring, organization, marketing, etc.) that may be of use to the School of Music.