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Entrance and Placement Testing

Master of Music Education

All Master of Music Education applicants will complete the Music Aptitude Profile (MAP) test. This test measures innate rhythmic and melodic ability and potential for cognitive growth.

Doctoral Proficiency Testing

Doctor of Musical Arts and Doctor of Philosophy applicants will take the music theory and music history essay tests prior to decision on their application. These essays will be given on the same day as the audition. Click here for the DMA Essay Exam study guide. Additional guidelines and instruction for Music Theory.

Note: All DMA applicants are allowed only two attempts at passing the academic entrance testing component. Entrance testing cannot be attempted twice during the same admissions cycle.

Placement Exams for Incoming Graduate Students

All new, incoming graduate students will take placement exams during the week of orientation to determine the appropriate course of study and whether subject review courses are necessary. 

Click on the subject below to find study guides to these placement exams:  

Music History

Music Theory