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Music (MA, MFA, DMA, or PhD)

The MA, MFA, DMA, and the PhD in Music are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered with or without a thesis.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall semester—July 15 (February 1 for international students)
  • Spring semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students)
  • Summer session—April 15 (February 1 for international students)

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at The University of Iowa and that is the reason for the July 15 deadline. It is recommended that prospective graduate students seeking financial assistance submit completed applications no later than February 15.

Application Procedures 

To apply to this degree program, you will need to submit some application materials to your academic department and some to the Office of Admissions.

Materials to send to the department:

  • Please use The School of Music's online application to submit materials to the department. (The online application will reopen September 1)

Materials to send to Admissions:

  • A second set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • Musicology candidates must also submit official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply 

If you Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. If you cannot pay by credit card, you may Download and Print an Application (PDF) and pay the fee by check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to "The University of Iowa."

Contact Information 

School of Music
The University of Iowa
375 Clinton Street Music Bldg. #5
Iowa City, IA 52242 
music-admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1604

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525