Placement Examinations

Placement exams are administered for all incoming graduate students. These placement examinations, assessing achievement in music theory and music history, are mandatory and must be completed by the end of the first semester of study. They are available in late August and every effort should be made to complete them before classes start in September. English Competency is assessed through the admissions portfolio and, in the case of international students, one of the following English proficiency exams: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. Additional course requirements over and above the minimal degree requirements may be required as a result of this assessment of individual performance.

See dates for upcoming placement exams.

For additional information, please see Graduate Theory and History Placement Exam Information

See more information about the Basic Musicianship portion of the Theory Placement Exam, including a Basic Musicianship practice test with answer key.