Graduate admission to The University of Texas at Austin is a shared process between the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) and the Butler School of Music (BSoM). You will complete two separate applications:
- The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) processes applications from prospective graduate students. Applicants submit the official online application, transcripts, test scores, statement of purpose, electronic letters of recommendation, and processing fees to GIAC.
- Butler School of Music (BSoM) faculty review your materials submitted and your BSOM application. Applicants submit prescreening and audition performances, writing sample, CV, resume, interviews, and other program relevant academic records to the Butler School of Music.
It is important that you submit all your application materials before the December 1 deadline. Please use the graduate admissions checklist to ensure that your materials are submitted to the correct place. International applicants must take into account the extended mailing time when sending materials to the United States.
To be considered for graduate admission to The University of Texas at Austin, you must meet minimum requirements set by the Graduate School. Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed on an individual basis by faculty in your proposed program.
If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Seriff, Butler School of Music Graduate Admissions Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (512) 471-0799. You may also contact the UT Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC); their general line is (512) 475-7391. Once the online application is submitted and paid for, it is possible to check the status of other application materials (such as arrival of transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores) on the Status Check page.
Applicants applying for a Literature/Pedagogy degree MUST choose "Literature/Pedagogy" on the online application form. Only those students wishing to apply for the Literature/Pedagogy degree should choose this option. It can be found in the "Select Masters/Doctoral Degree" pull-down menus.
Jazz Performance Degrees:
Applicants applying for a Jazz Performance degree MUST choose "Performance Jazz Emphasis" on the online application form. Only those students wishing to apply for the Jazz Performance degree should choose this option. It can be found in the "Select Masters/Doctoral Degree" pull-down menus.
Opera Coaching/Directing Degrees:
Applicants applying for a degree in Opera Coaching or Directing MUST choose "Opera Performance" on the online application form. It can be found in the "Select Masters/Doctoral Degree" pull-down menus.
Non-Degree Artist Diploma Program:
Applicants to the Artist Diploma program should apply to GIAC as a non-degree student, and should follow the prescreening and audition repertoire guidelines for applying to the MM program in their performance area. Applicants interested in the Artist Diploma in Voice should adhere to guidelines for the MM in Opera Performance. Please be aware that this is a very selective program that admits less than 10 students a year, and that you will not be able to apply for federal financial aid while in this program.
Current MM students wishing to apply to DMA/PhD graduate programs:
Fill out a paper application for continuing music graduate studies and return it to Daniel Seriff, the Music Graduate Admissions Coordinator (MRH 3.706). If you are applying to a performance degree, you must also play a live audition, which you request through the BSoM application. Current students applying to Clarinet, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Flute, Piano, Percussion, Violin, Voice/Opera, or the DMA MHL Piano Pedagogy Specialization program are not required to submit a prescreening recording but must play a live audition.