Graduate Division

Admission Requirements


All new applicants to a graduate program must apply online both to the Indiana University Graduate School and to the Jacobs School of Music by the deadlines indicated on the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Financial Aid website ( Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For admission to a master’s degree program, a minimum test score of 560 (paper-based) or 84 (Internet-based) is necessary. For admission to a doctoral degree program, a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) is necessary. For those applying to the diploma programs, a minimum score of 510 (paper-based) or 65 (Internet-based) is required. Applicants who submit score reports from several tests within the last two years may satisfy the minimum score by adding the result from each of the sections of the TOEFL (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) to reach a new total (a.k.a. “Superscore”).  

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students who are currently enrolled in a diploma or master's program and are applying for admission to a different diploma or graduate degree program must apply according to the procedures for internal applicants, as specified on the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Financial Aid website (

Academic Bulletins

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Previous Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.