Acceptance into the Program

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

School of Music graduate program 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

Additional  materials may be required

Detailed instructions for the submission of additional materials, which may include audio/visual files or other  examples of your work, are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the major professor and/or Area Coordinator for your specific emphasis if you have questions

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.