Graduate Admissions Overview

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Thank you for your interest in graduate music study at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music! If, after reading the information below, you have questions about our application processes, please contact our Graduate Administrative Coordinator, Susan LeCroy, at shlecroy@uga.edu or (706) 542-2743.

Applicants to all graduate degree programs in music must hold a baccalaureate degree in music from an institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association, or, in the judgment of the School of Music Faculty, have equivalent competencies. Applicants should have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or better for all undergraduate work and achieved satisfactory scores on the degree-appropriate entrance examinations.

Applicants to doctoral degree programs in music must hold a master's degree in music from an institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting assocation, or, in the judgment of the School of Music Faculty, have equivalent competencies.

Your admissions application is reviewed jointly by the Graduate School and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The guidelines below indicate which materials get sent to each institution. 

To complete the application process, please follow these three steps (click each step to expand):

Students whose application process includes an audition or pre-screening are encouraged to review their area's schedule and other details before applying.

Deadlines for Fall 2017 Admissions:

Note: we are not accepting Ed.D. or D.M.A. Choral Conducting applicants at this time.

December 1, 2016: Priority application and pre-screening deadline. You must meet the priority deadline if you are applying for an assistantship or if the program to which you are applying requires a pre-screening process.

April 15, 2017: Regular application deadline. This is a firm deadline for international applicants. Domestic applications for Fall 2017 can be accepted after this deadline only under unusual circumstances

Other semesters:

Applications for matriculation in the spring semester are due by the previous October 15 (international applicants) or November 15 (domestic applicants). Applications for summer matriculation–including SEAT and the Online M.M.Ed. programare due by February 15 (international applicants) or April 1 (domestic applicants). Applications will not be viewed until on or after April 1, 2017; decisions will be released by April 15, 2017. Assistantships are considered on an annual cycle and therefore generally not available for students matriculating in the spring or summer.

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