Graduate Admissions Overview

Printer-friendly version

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.

2018 Admissions:

Note: we are not accepting D.M.A. Saxophone applicants at this time.

If your program requires a pre-screening, or if you'd like to be considered for assistantship, please submit your application by the Priority deadline of December 1, 2017.

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, 2018; decisions will be released by mid to late-April, 2018. Assistantships are considered on an annual cycle and therefore generally not available for students matriculating in the spring or summer.

Visiting Campus

If you'd like to visit campus, please try and schedule a meeting with your prospective primary professor(s) in your area of interest.

For general visit information, please click here.