Graduate Application Process (Master's International)Master of Music - Master of Music (International)
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Master of Music (International)
Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree, a college-level conservatory diploma or their foreign equivalent in music.
The following items constitute a complete application:
- 1. Completed and signed application form.
- 2. Check or money order for $50.00 USD non-refundable application fee, made payable to Duquesne University.
- 3. Three letters of recommendation by persons in authority at the applicant's former institutions, one of which should be from the chair of the department in which the major field of study was completed. Send letters to the Director of Music Admissions (see below).
- 4. Official transcripts, in English, from each institution attended, including any attended during summer sessions, regardless of whether credit was received. Please ask the registrar of each college or university to send official transcripts to the Director of Music Admissions (see below).
- 5. Statement of Purpose typed on an additional sheet of paper (approximately 250 words) describing goals and objectives for enrolling in the graduate program.
- 6. Additional requirements pertinent to each Master of Music degree program. (see admission requirements of intended degree track).
- 7. Affidavit, in English, from a financial institution documenting the applicant's ability to finance their entire education and living expenses while in the United States. If governments or parents supply financial support, and affidavit certifying the amount to be furnished. Currency must be translated into United States dollars.
- 8. TOEFL scores.
Mail application materials to:
Director of Music Admissions, Graduate Division
The Mary Pappert School of Music
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
All application materials must be completed and received by the School of Music no later than one month prior to the beginning of the term in which the applicant anticipates commencing graduate work. An interview may be required to further ascertain the applicant’s ability. All official documents which are accepted toward admission become the property of the University.