Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia State University School of Music.

The College of Arts and Sciences will continue to manage the graduate admission process for the new College of the Arts through the Fall 2017 cycle.  All applicants must apply and be accepted to both the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Music. Please follow the steps below to ensure proper handling of your application materials.

  1. Apply to College of Arts and science. This application is available through the Office of Graduate Services, online at or by calling 404-413-5040.
  2. Complete the School of Music Application.
  3. Review the audition requirements listed on your prospective concentration’s page.

Key Dates

Deadlines for Ph.D. applications are determined by the College of Education and are currently March 1 (fall and summer enrollment) and October 1 (spring enrollment). All application materials for the Master of Music and non-degree licensure programs must be on file in the appropriate offices by the following dates:

Entrance Deadlines

Spring admission: November 15
Summer admission: March 1
Fall admission: June 1

2016/2017 Audition Days

Friday, November 4, 2016 (instrumental and vocal)
Monday, February 20, 2017 (instrumental and vocal)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 (vocal)
Monday, March 6, 2017 (instrumental)

After all application materials are complete, The College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Office will forward your application to the School of Music. When all materials required by the School of Music are complete, including an audition report, if required, music faculty will review your application. The School of Music will then make a recommendation regarding your admission to the College of Arts and Sciences. The dean’s office of the college will render a final decision on your application. Please note: The School of Music makes every effort to review completed applications as promptly as possible. However, because of the large volume of applications received by the College and the School of Music, and because of schedule demands, this review process may sometimes require several weeks. It is therefore essential that applicants apply as early as possible and take responsibility for ensuring that all materials are on file by the indicated application deadlines.

Notice of Admission and Initial Advisement

Official notice of admission can be given only by the Graduate Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, not by the School of Music. The status of your application may be checked online at any time at If you are admitted to the School of Music, you will be required to seek advisement at least two weeks prior to the start of classes through the Music Admissions and Enrollment Office. In addition, incoming master’s degree students are required to take music theory and music history placement tests during the week prior to the beginning of classes. Students who are relocating from outside the Atlanta area should plan for sufficient preparatory time to take care of these and other important matters that may affect their programs.

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