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: Music 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

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


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