Application and Admissions
Individuals interested in taking any or all of the summer graduate courses must apply to the Graduate College before enrolling. Deadline for summer application is prior to the first day of classes, but we encourage you to apply and enroll in April so classes will have sufficient numbers.
The application will have you upload
- Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be requested after acceptance)
- A resume
- Contact information for 3 persons who are willing to recommend your application
- A short statement of what you hope to get out of your graduate experience
The Master of Music degree does not require the GRE exam.
Tuition and Fee Structure per credit hour enrolled can be found by selecting the graduate schedule under the appropriate summer.
There are no actual deadlines set forth by the Graduate School in regards to application and enrollment for summer graduate study, but the Music Program has established a timeline by which we would like to see students complete those tasks.
Application to the Graduate School
Please keep in mind that processing and approving applications does take some time, since the materials must be reviewed in two offices (Graduate School and Music Program), and you will not be allowed to enroll for classes until you are entered into the university’s information systems. Therefore, we recommend the following timetable for application to the Graduate School.
If you are applying to the Graduate School as a non-degree student, we recommend that you file your application materials at least 3 weeks prior to the scheduled start of the first class for which you intend to enroll. This should provide time for your materials to arrive and be reviewed, still leaving enough time for you to enroll for your classes.
If you are applying to the Graduate College as a degree-seeking student, we would recommend that you file your application materials at least 6 weeks* prior to the scheduled start of the first class for which you intend to enroll. This should provide time for your reference letters to arrive and for your file to be reviewed, still leaving enough time, once a determination is made regarding acceptance, for you to enroll for your classes.
If it is your first summer you will need to get an eID before enrolling. Remember that you may not enroll for classes until you have been entered into the university's information systems, which means that you have already applied and been accepted to the Graduate School, either as a non-degree or degree-seeking student. We ask that you complete your enrollment no later than 10 days prior to the scheduled start date of the first class for which you are enrolling. It is important that we have a handle on our enrollment figures in enough time to justify the viability of each class to the College of Arts & Sciences.
Enroll in Courses
You will be able to enroll for courses online, using our KSIS (K-State Student Information System). If you miss the deadline for enrollment, you will have to enroll in person (or have someone do so for you) at the enrollment center at Anderson Hall.
Transfer Credits from another institution
Graduate credit with a grade of B, or better, may be transferred from other accredited institutions. All decisions regarding acceptance or denial of credits from a prior institution will be made by the Director of Graduate Studies in Music. Transfer of more than 6 hours requires special action; in no case may more than 10 hours be transferred.
Transfer of Credits from “Special Student” Status
Generally, but not necessarily, an application for admission to the Graduate School in the Department of Music implies the student’s intention to work toward an advanced degree. Students who do not plan to work toward an advanced degree, however, may be admitted as special (non-degree) students. Those who later wish to enter the degree program must undergo a full review. Ordinarily, no more than 9 semester hours earned as a special student may be transferred into a regular degree program. Transfer of credits from non-degree to degree status is handled by the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.