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Graduate Admissions

STEP 1) Be familiar with the Degree Program Guidelines and characteristics

STEP 2) Check with the respective area head or faculty member to determine if there is space in the program before applying. There may not be space in your desired program, and your application fee will not be refunded.

STEP 3) Check all deadlines and necessary materials and make a plan to meet the deadlines

STEP 4) International Students: Review information regarding English Proficieny and TOEFL score policies on the School of Music International Admissions Website.

STEP 5)  Apply for admission to the University of Utah. You will need to upload:

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Check other specific documentation according to your Degree Program Guidelines

If you cannot upload your transcripts, mail them to:

Admissions Office, Graduate Admissions Division
201 S. 1460 E. Room 250 SSB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

All other materials that cannot be uploaded, including recommendations, scores, and recordings, should be sent to:

Academic Coordinator School of Music
The University of Utah
1375 E Presidents Circle Rm. 204
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 

STEP 6) Apply for a Graduate Student Assistantship

STEP 7)  Audition on your primary instrument or voice. Request an audition time.
Some degree programs require submission of materials in lieu of an audition; see Degree Program Guidelines for additional information.

STEP 8) Once accepted, take the mandatory Graduate Placement Examinations

For questions regarding Admissions please contact Sasha Bainson: 801-585-6972,


Graduate Placement Examinations

Information, study guides, and exam dates

MM in Jazz Studies Applicants: Jazz Improv Diagnostic Exam

Graduate Assistantships

Admission Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

Semester Date
Fall Feb. 15
Summer Mar. 15
Spring Oct. 1

International Applicants

Semester Date
Fall Jan. 15
Summer Feb. 15
Spring Sept. 1

Academic Calendar

Last Updated: 1/21/21