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Graduate Admissions

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to the University of North Texas

Apply for admission to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. There is a fee for this application. Once your application is received and the fee paid, you will receive an email from UNT which includes the Student ID# and EUID. The process to receive these items can take several weeks. Follow the instructions in that email to activate your account then proceed to Step 2. 

Graduate applicants to UNT are evaluated holistically, based on specific departmental and program requirements.  In the past, successful candidates usually have met certain GPA minima:

  • 3.00 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the Master's program;
  • Or 3.50 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to Doctoral programs;
  • Or 3.50 GPA in Masters-level studies for admission to Doctoral programs

Step 2: Apply to the UNT College of Music

Complete the College of Music application through Acceptd. 

This is your application for music admission, audition, scholarship, fellowships and assistantships. The application will require you to submit names and email addresses of three people whom you wish to submit music recommendations on your behalf. Only complete applications can be submitted. The music application fee is $12. 

See Degree-Specific Graduate Admissions Requirements

FALL ADMISSION – To be considered for admission in the fall semester, preference will be given to applications received by the first Monday in December. Applications received after that date will be reviewed, and auditions will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability. ALL APPLICATIONS AND AUDITIONS, BOTH LIVE OR RECORDED, MUST BE COMPLETE ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018.

SPRING ADMISSION – Acceptance of M.M. or D.M.A Performance applications is determined in mid-September of each year.  Email collegeofmusic@unt.edu to inquire if your instrument/voice will accept applications.  APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING ADMISSION MUST BE COMPLETE ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017.

M.A., M.M.Ed. and Ph.D. applicants need only complete steps 1 and 2.

Step 3: Complete the audition

Applicants for admission to the M.M. or D.M.A. degree programs in performance or GACMP must pass an admission audition before a faculty panel. Auditions are held on the dates specified on the application. 

-Classical repertoire requirements

-Jazz repertoire requirements and additional information

While live auditions are preferred, we do accept high quality video auditions if you are unable to audition in person. Follow the instructions on the College of Music application to submit your video audition. 

Applicants for admission to the M.M. and D.M.A. degree programs in conducting must submit the College of Music application and preliminary audition video by the first Monday in December. Qualified applicants will be invited to campus for a live audition and interview. For information regarding acceptance to the conducting program, please see the degree-specific admission requirements


Music Scholarships, Assistantships, and Fellowships

The UNT College of Music application also serves as your application for music awards. Music awards offers are made each spring for the following academic year to qualified applicants. Preference for awards will be given to those who audition no later than the Monday following the last on-campus audition day.

Announcement of awards will begin on the first Monday in April.

The National Association of Schools of Music Code of Ethics Article V. requires that the acceptance of financial aid or the signing of a declaration of intent to attend a given institution shall not be binding if signed before April 15, of the calendar year of matriculation into a program of study at the graduate level.