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The University of Colorado Boulder offers graduate programs in music performance, performance and pedagogy, music education, theory, musicology, composition and conducting. We offer the following degrees: Master of Music, Master of Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Philosophy in Music and Professional Certificate programs. The department webpages provide specific information on programs and degree requirements. Please contact the department chair directly for more detailed information, or to schedule a campus visit. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based support (e.g., College of Music scholarships and graduate Teaching Assistantships).  

For general questions about our graduate program, contact Chris Martin, Graduate Studies Coordinator, or Felicia Hamilton, Graduate Admission Assistant. 

Review all university graduate admission requirements. There are different guidelines for International students and U.S. students. For fall matriculation, Dec. 1 is the deadline to submit the entire application, including all supplemental materials. Oct. 1 is the deadline for spring admission, which is only available for Music Education applicants.

Current College of Music students hoping to apply to a graduate program should refer to this document >> 

Applicants going from an MM to a DMA or PhD should fill out this form >>

Please note! As listed in Step Two, below, the only music graduate programs that require applicants to submit GRE scores are: PhD in Musicology, PhD in Music Education, and MM Theory. If you are not applying to one of these programs, you do not need to upload anything under the Test Scores tab of the Graduate Application.

Audition requirements are located under Step 4 below.