Graduate Application Process
Before you begin your application, contact Prof. Cynthia Anderson, Director of
Graduate Studies, at
. Prof. Anderson will connect you with the faculty member in your area of specialization.
Application deadline for the most advantageous consideration is March 1.
International applicants should forward a letter of inquiry one year before they intend to begin study in the United States. The University receives a large number of applications from international students. For this reason and because of the time required for the student to make visa and financial arrangements, April 1 has been established as a deadline after which completed applications cannot be guaranteed for fall admission.
admission to our graduate degree programs, the following steps should be completed
as early as possible:
Submit your completed WVU application with the $60 fee to the
WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
Please complete the SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS portion of this application by
uploading a personal statement/letter of intent and a resume/vitae,
as directed. In addition, please upload a repertoire list under the heading
OTHER. The School of Music also requires three letters of recommendation.
The WVU application has a prompt for recommendations just below the main application menu.
International students should
follow the steps to apply for an international student
and submit a completed WVU application with the
mandatory application fee to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions.
Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL results
must be sent directly to WVU by the Educational Testing Service.
A minimum score of 79 is required for the current TOEFL exam. Students
who have taken the older paper based TOEFL exam need a score of
550. Students who have taken the older computer based TOEFL exam
need a score of 213.
If you do not meet admission scores for the TOEFL you may be interested in
WVU Intensive English Program
Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
to be sent directly to:
Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
P.O. Box 6510
Morgantown, WV 26506
International Students may send original or certified copies of the
applicant’s official academic record in the original language of issue.
When your admissions file is complete, all applicants must schedule an audition
and interview with the faculty in your area of specialization.
Submit the School of Music Application for Graduate Admission.
Fill out our
Graduate Application Online
students will schedule the audition/interview through the Music Education Faculty.
Students applying to graduate degree programs in
Music Education must also:
- Submit a current resume to the Office of Graduate Studies in Music.
- Submit an essay describing and discussing your training, experiences, and present
interests in the field of Music Education. Also, discuss your career aspirations
five years from now as they relate to earning master’s (or doctoral) degree
in Music Education to the Office of Graduate Studies in Music.
- Submit a video recording of teaching, preferably a K-12 music class or rehearsal,
and a lesson plan to accompany the recording. Please submit a detailed lesson
plan for each class or rehearsal presented on your video of teaching. The video
recording container should clearly indicate your name, instrument, and
degree program for which you are applying. Recordings should have been made
within the six months prior to the submission of the application. Video recordings
must be of high quality. The preferable format is DVD, and the disc should
clearly indicate that it is a DVD format. Applicants should review
the video recording in its entirety to ensure audio, visual, and technical
clarity before mailing. (This is not required if you are applying for the Master
of Music, Music Education Certification option) to the Office of Graduate Studies
Any recordings or videos on disc submitted for your admissions file
will be held no more than one year. If you would like such materials to be returned
to you, please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope.
Applicants whose GPA, audition or test scores do not meet the qualifications
outlined above may be considered for acceptance as provisional or non-degree students.
If, upon completion of up to 12 semester hours of graduate study, they have achieved
a minimum of a B (3.0) average, and any previous undergraduate deficiencies or
other conditions have been satisfied, such students may be accepted as degree students.