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 unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. The unofficial transcript should be easily readable and clearly indicate degree(s) awarded, courses and course grades for each term. If accepted, official transcripts can be emailed from the university to GraduateAdmissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Illinois State University, Graduate School, 209 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 4040, Normal, IL 61790-4040.
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
The GRE is not required for the Master of Music Education program.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a degree in music (or the equivalent for international students).
School of Music Application
You must submit a School of Music application (included within the University application).
You must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate enrollment.
Letters of Recommendation
This program requires three current letters of recommendation.
If you plan to study privately on your instrument or voice, include a live or recorded performance audition on your primary applied instrument.
Find suggested repertoire under the music studios area of your specific instrument/voice.
Submit a video/DVD of yourself in a rehearsal situation or teaching in the classroom.
Include a copy your teaching certificate. If you do not have one, provide written evidence of your teaching ability and projected certificate completion date.
Additional Admission Requirements (International Students Only)
The following documents need to be sent to the Office of Admissions.
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).