Thank you for your interest in graduate music study at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. If, after reading the information below, you have questions about our application processes, please contact our Graduate Administrative Coordinator, Susan LeCroy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 542-2743.
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in music from an institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association, or, in the judgment of the School of Music Faculty, have equivalent competencies. Applicants should have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or better for all undergraduate work and achieved satisfactory scores on the degree-appropriate entrance examinations.
Your admissions application is reviewed jointly by the Graduate School and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The guidelines below indicate which materials get sent to each institution.
December 1, 2012: Priority application deadline. You must meet the Priority deadline if you are applying for an assistantship or if the program you are applying to requires a pre-screening process. (Pre-screening information can be found by clicking on Graduate Auditions in the menu on the right-hand side of the page.)
April 15, 2013: Regular application deadline. This is a firm deadline for international applicants. Domestic applications for Fall 2013 can be accepted after this deadline only under unusual circumstances.
Other semesters: Applications for matriculation in the spring semester are due by the previous October 15 (international applicants) or November 15 (domestic applicants). Applications for summer matriculation are due by February 15 (international applicants) or April 1 (domestic applicants). Assistantships are considered on an annual cycle and therefore generally not available for students matriculating in the spring or summer.
Step 1: Apply to UGA's Graduate School using the online application (link is below). This includes:
Step 2: Apply to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. After your application to the Graduate School is processed, an email will be sent to you with a link and login information for the Hodgson School of Music online application. If you have not received an email within 3 business days after your Graduate Application is processed, please contact Susan LeCroy at email@example.com or (706) 542-2743.
Step 3: Some individual degree programs (such as performance and composition) have special requirements that must be submitted using an online system called Acceptd. A link to this online portal is provided throughout this website as needed. Not all applicants will be required to use Acceptd. You will find information about additional application materials by clicking the relevant degree heading ("Master's Degrees," "Education Specialist," or "Doctoral Degrees") in the menu on the right-hand side of this page. Also, be sure to check for pre-screening information under "Graduate Auditions" in the menu on the right-hand side of this page.
Step 4: Schedule an audition, if necessary. Information on scheduling can be found by clicking on "Graduate Auditions" in the menu on the right-hand side of this page. If your program has a pre-screening process, you will need to wait for an invitation to audition.
It is your responsibilitiy to make sure that your application file is complete well before your audition. You can check on the completeness of your file through the Graduate School's tracking system GEMS. (The first time you use GEMS, you must visit the request page to get a password. Use the email address that you provided in your application.)
When you are ready to begin your application, start here: UGA Graduate School Admissions