Important Dates

For priority consideration for Graduate Assistantships and/or Fellowships, two deadlines must be met:

December 15, 2021

Completion of Graduate Applications for all degree programs/specializations

(except Summer MM-Music Education*)

 January 22, 2022

Deadline for Completion of all required auditions.

 

*The deadline for priority consideration of fellowships for Summer MM-Music Education applicants is May 1, 2022.

Application Checklist - Specific Requirements

Begin by applying online at http://go.unl.edu/gradapp.

  1. Create an account.
  2. 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.
     3. Submit your application and pay the application fee of $50 ($25  if you are currently an active student at UNL). After you’ve clicked “Submit,” validated your information, and paid the application fee, you’ll receive a confirmation email indicating that the application was successfully submitted, and providing you with a link to submit information regarding your graduate assistant preferences. (Neither an audition or an interview is required for this degree.) NOTE: MM Music Theory applicants do not need to submit to an in-person interview as part of their application process. They are, however, encouraged to visit the Glenn Korff School of Music to meet the faculty, sit in on classes, visit with current students, and learn up-close about the opportunities available here. To schedule a visit, please contact Dr. Gretchen Foley  at gfoley2@unl.edu. We would also encourage applicants to schedule a Skype/FaceTime interview if a "live" visit doesn't work.

 

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

AreaCourseCredit HrsTotal 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 68-Recital Attendance (4 semesters) 0 hrs  
Electives (NOTE: 2 credits must be non-music theory)   4 hrs
    TOTAL: 30 hrs