For priority consideration for Graduate Assistantships and/or Fellowships, two deadlines must be met:
December 15, 2023
Completion of graduate applications for all degree programs/specializations
(The priority consideration deadline for Summer MM-Music Education fellowships is May 1, 2023)
January 27, 2024
Graduate audition day and deadline for completion of all *required auditions
(*Conducting auditions must be completed by January 24, 2024)
Application Checklist - Specific Requirements
Begin by applying online at http://go.unl.edu/gradapp.
- Create an account.
- Complete your application.
- You will be asked to upload scanned copies of your transcripts showing all postsecondary coursework completed, including all studies for which credit was granted (e.g. summer institutes such as Aspen or Interlochen). Further information can be found at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/admissions/requirements#transcripts. We require: Undergraduate GPA = 2.75/4.00 scale.
- Students whose native language is not English or who have not previously earned a degree from an institution at which English is the official medium of instruction must enter their TOEFL or IELTS score and upload a copy of their score report. Official scores should be sent directly to UNL. Further information can be found at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/international/english. We require: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 overall band score.
- You will need to provide contact information, including an email address, for each person from whom you wish a reference. For each recommender, click the Submit Recommendation Request button to send a letter request to your reference writer. A minimum of three letters of recommendation is required; four recommendation letters are recommended.
Prepared Creative/Scholarly Materials Requirements:
*Examples of scholarly/creative materials, such as an analytical term paper or research document on a music theory topic
Master of Music
Option I - Plan B - Music Theory Emphasis
|Area||Course||Credit Hrs||Total Credits|
|Major Area Courses||18 hrs|
|MUSC 856 Schenkerian Analysis||3 hrs|
|MUSC 857 Post-Tonal Theory||3 hrs|
|MUSC 941 Theory Pedagogy||3 hrs|
|MUSC 979 Seminar in Theory||3 hrs|
|MUSC 899 Thesis||6 hrs|
|Other Music Studies||8 hrs|
|MUSC 836-Intro to Grad Studies||2 hrs|
|Music History (see list of courses in Handbook)||6 hrs|
|MUSR 69-Recital Attendance (4 semesters)||0 hrs|
|Electives||(NOTE: 2 credits must be non-music theory)||4 hrs|