have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
have a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must have:
Undergraduate degree in music education, or the equivalent for international students.
School of Music application (included within the university application).
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate enrollment.
Three current letters of recommendation
If candidate plans on studying privately on their instrument or voice, a live or recorded performance audition on the applicant’s primary applied instrument is required. View the suggested repertoire under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice.
MMEd applicants must submit a video/DVD of themselves in rehearsal situation or teaching in the classroom
Copy of teaching certificate. If unavailable, provide written evidence of teaching ability and projected date for completion of certificate.
The GRE is not required.
Additional Admission Requirements for International Students
English translation(s) of official transcript(s), verified with fresh seals and signatures.
Official English Language Exam Score (TOEFL or IELTS). The minimum iBT TOEFL score is 79. The minimum overall IELTS score is 6.5. Official scores need to be sent to Illinois State directly from ETS (TOEFL) or the testing center which administered the test (IELTS).
Copy of passport.
The documents listed above for international students need to be sent to the Office of Admissions.
Admission Dates and Deadlines
Application reviewed as space permits (International student deadline is May 1)
Application reviewed as space permits (International student deadline is October 1)
Application reviewed as space permits (International student deadline is April 1)