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The Graduate School

McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Fax: 610-436-2763

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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Graduate Admissions Information:

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  • M.M. (Concentrations: History and Literature, Theory and Composition)


  • Students must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Applicants must complete an online application that is found on the Office of Graduate Studies website.
  • Send transcripts from all institutions attended directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Send two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a written statement of professional goals.
  • For the MM in History & Literaure, submit a 8-15 page sample of prose writing on a musical subject (research analytical paper) to the Music History Coordinator, Dr. Julian Onderdonk ( For the MM in Theory & Composition, submit one or more samples (depending on length) of previous musical compositions to the Music Theory Department Chair, Dr. Robert Maggio (
  • Admission interview with graduate coordinator and/or department chair.
  • Take the School of Music Graduate Assessment Test (GAT).

Other Important Information

  • All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.
  • Candidates must demonstrate sufficient pianistic ability, sight singing, and aural perception to meet demands of program.

Contact for More Information

Dr. M. Greg Martin

Music, Theory, History, and Composition Website

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