How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple’s application along with its $60 fee. Depending on your program of study, you may have to submit a video prescreening recording and/or scholarly paper through Acceptd and have an audition, interview and/or presentation.

Supporting Materials

  • Goals Statement: In 500 to 1,000 words, state your career goals and how you believe this degree will help you achieve them. Discuss relevant experience obtained so far.
  • Recommendations: Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Dance PhD applicants are required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
  • TOEFL: 100 iBT or 600 PBT minimum. A TOEFL score is required for all applicants who have not completed a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an English-based curriculum.
  • Transcripts: Music applicants must hold a master of music degree (or the equivalent) in the field of specialization from an accredited institution. Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit.

Additional Materials

All Dance application materials should be mailed to

Boyer College of Music and Dance
Dance Department 
Attn: Norma Porter
1700 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

International Students

International applicants must send TOEFL or IELTS scores. Learn more about international admissions for Boyer.

For all policies for international applicants, including TOEFL and IELTs scores, please visit the Graduate School's website.


Applicants will be contacted if they are invited to a live audition. Available live audition dates will be announced by December.

Learn more about the audition requirements listed for your instrument or discipline.


Norma Porter is the representative for dance admissions and recruitment.
Phone: 215-204-0533

Admission Deadline

Fall: Jan. 11