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At the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, graduate offerings include the Artist Diploma, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts and PhD programs in performance and academic areas, as well as post-baccalaureate professional performance certificates, and graduate certificates in music theory and arts administration.

Of note, 13 CU Boulder students have pursued a music focus as Fulbright recipients to date; the university is a top producer of Fulbright students.

Department webpages provide specific information on programs and degree requirements, as well as graduate audition requirements. Please contact the department chair directly for more detailed information. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based support (e.g., College of Music scholarships and graduate Teaching Assistantships).  

Welcome + info

Enjoy a visit to the College of Music and an introduction and tour of our college, as well as an introduction and tour of CU Boulder.

Audition days include a graduate programs overview and how to finance graduate school. For general questions about our graduate program, please contact

Review all university graduate admission requirements. Please note that international students must comply with English language proficiency requirements


  • Fall matriculation: Dec. 1
  • Spring matriculation: Oct. 1 (Music Education applicants, only)
  • Summer matriculation: March 1 (Summer MME program, only)

Info for current students applying to a graduate program

Application form for current MM students applying to a DMA or PhD

Diversity statement

Graduate program faculty and staff are committed to cultivating an environment that integrates antiracism and equity in all that we do. As a college community, we acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism and affirm that diversity, inclusiveness and excellence are not mutually exclusive. We value the innovation that multiple perspectives and backgrounds bring to our college since music at its core knows no boundaries defined by race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing or other human differences. Through intentional processes that engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters, we strive to create actions in our studios, classrooms and performance spaces that reflect these values.