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Master of Arts in Musicology
The priority deadline to complete the application process is December 1. Complete files will be reviewed in January. First round decisions will be mailed beginning in February. Applications completed after January 15 will be considered on a rolling basis until the program is filled.
Michigan State University Application
Complete the online application to Michigan State University. There is a nonrefundable application fee. Apply early if you want to be considered for financial aid, a graduate assistantship, or a fellowship.
College of Music Supplemental Application
Submit the online College of Music Supplemental Application. There is a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Deadline is Dec 1.
Scores to be submitted to MSU electronically. MSU's institution code is 1465. Deadline is Dec 1.
A 10- to 15-page research paper demonstrating research ability, including bibliographic citations and/or fieldwork experience. Deadline is Dec 1.
Submit one official transcript from every college or university attended. Transcripts are considered official when mailed by the institution directly to the College of Music at the address below. Deadline is Dec 1.
College of Music - Office of Admissions
Michigan State University
253 Music Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Electronic transcripts: MSU accepts e-transcripts only from U.S. schools if sent directly to us by the school. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for a fellowship or teaching assistantship, please provide a curriculum vitae that includes all relevant education and professional experience including:
- Group teaching experience (where, when, how long, what classes, how many, etc.)
- Private teaching experiences (where, when, how long, ages of students)
- Previous experience as a graduate assistant
Deadline is Dec 1.
An 800- to 1000-word personal statement addressing the applicant’s research interests, career plans, and research goals. Applicants should also include any additional experience in musicology and discuss what they have done to prepare for their projected work in musicology, specifically how their undergraduate degree has helped them prepare for an advanced degree in musicology. Applicants should mention any proficiency in foreign languages and any relevant overseas experience.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: The College of Music prefers to receive personal statements online. Although the MSU Graduate Application also accepts personal and academic statements online, please do not use that application to submit your personal statement. Please use only the College of Music application to submit your personal statement. Deadline is Dec 1.
Letters of Recommendation
Request letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with your musical abilities.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: The College of Music prefers to receive letters of recommendation online. Although the MSU Graduate Application also accepts letters of recommendation online, please do not use that application for your letters of recommendation. Please use only the College of Music application to submit your letters. Deadline is Dec 1.