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Graduate Admission Requirements

On-Campus Programs

Application Guidelines

  • Applications are accepted for the fall term only
  • Applications are accepted for only one-degree program 
  • Graduate applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA for consideration
  • Applicants must be in-progress toward completing or have earned the appropriate prior music degree(s) from a regionally accredited institution in order to apply for a graduate-level music program.  If you are accepted and decide to attend the Frost School, you will be required to provide a final transcript showing a conferred degree.
  • The MM in Music Business & Entertainment Industries and the MA in Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management do not require prior music degrees.  The MS in Music Engineering Technology is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer science.
  • Current University of Miami students applying to a new degree program must provide an official UM transcript 
  • Materials submitted in support of an application cannot be released for other purposes nor returned to the applicant
  • For information on where to submit supplemental materials, please see our Contact Information

Degree Program Requirements Chart

Supplemental Materials Guidelines

Not all materials are required for all degree programs. Please see the chart above for specific requirements.

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  • Prescreening

    All performance programs require a prescreening audition before receiving an on-campus audition invitation. The prescreening must be uploaded to here by December 1st. Please visit Audition Requirements for additional information on audition dates and requirements.

  • Auditions

    On-campus auditions are preferred. For scholarship/assistantship consideration you must attend a live audition. If faculty approve a recorded audition, this must be submitted online here. Please visit Audition Requirements for additional information on audition dates and requirements

  • GRE Scores

    Please click here for specific GRE information and program requirements.

    GRE scores are only valid for a period of five years. The Frost School of Music Graduate program requires a minimum 295 combined Verbal and Quantitative score and minimum 4.0 on the Analytical Writing. The GRE codes for UM are as follows: Institution Code R5815, Department Code 2404.

  • Interview

    If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted by department faculty to schedule a date.

  • Portfolio

    If your program requires a portfolio, please upload it here by December 1st. Check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements.

  • Teaching Sample

    If your program requires a teaching sample, please upload it here by the appropriate deadline below.  Check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements

    • Music Education: Upload your teaching sample by December 1st
    • Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy: Upload your teaching sample by January 1st


    International Students, please click here for specific TOEFL/IELTS requirements.

    TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for a period of two years. The Frost School of Music requires applicants to receive a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. The TOEFL codes for UM are as follows: Institution Code R5815, Department Code 2404.

  • Writing Sample

    The writing sample must be a scholarly work or essay and should be submitted to

    Some programs have specific requirements for the writing sample.

    Music Education

    Music Therapy

International Applicants

  • TOEFL/IELTS- Test scores are required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree from an accredited English-speaking institution. Additional information can be found on International Applicants.
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their passport before a decision can be made. The name on your passport must match the name with which you apply.

If accepted, you will be contacted by the Office of Admission to submit documentation of financial responsibility. 

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  • Documents Required

    Submit the following educational documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:

    a) Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language, and

    b) Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study. 

    Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations.  Translations supplement but do not replace, the official documents.

  • Type of Evaluation Required

    The Frost School of Music is requiring international applicants to their programs to complete a course-by-course evaluation with GPA.

  • Where to Submit Documents for Evaluation

    Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A), Inc. International Education Consultants, is the preferred evaluation service for international applicants to the University of Miami due to their competitive prices and high-quality service. Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials.

    World Education Services (WES) is the second preferred evaluation service for international applicants to the University of Miami.  Click here for more information, including the Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials.

    Please note that international applicants are not required to use the services of JS&A or WES exclusively, but the University of Miami requires that an international credential evaluation must be done by one of the approved evaluation vendors found on this list.

  • Evaluation Fee

    Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

  • Submission Evaluation

    The evaluation vendor is required to send all official copies of related documents to:

    Frost School of Music
    PO Box 248165
    Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610

    or electronically to:

    • Please click here for additional details
    • Applicants who are applying with a current degree in progress will be required to have their final transcripts and diploma evaluated upon arrival at the Frost School. If applicants use Josef Silny for the initial evaluation, the Frost School will cover the evaluation. If applicants choose a different vendor, they will be responsible for the cost of the re-evaluation.
    For specific degree requirements, please refer to Degree Program Requirements. For Audition and Portfolio requirements, please visit Audition & Portfolio Requirements