How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple University’s application along with the $60 online application fee. Standardized tests (GRE or MAT) are not required.

Supporting Materials

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit.
  • Goals Statement: In 500–1,000 words, state your career goals and how you believe this degree will help you achieve them. Discuss the relevant experience you have obtained so far.
  • Recommendations: Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Test scores, such as the GMAT or GRE, are optional.

Additional Requirements

All music application materials should be mailed to

Boyer College of Music and Dance
Presser Hall
Attn: James Short
2001 N. 13th 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.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Dec. 1


James Short is the assistant dean of admissions and recruitment.
Phone: 215-204-8598