Application & Timeline (PhD)

Applicants should begin by completing and submitting the online application via The Graduate School. The PhD is administered by The Graduate School but is taught by Bienen School faculty.

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Applications for the PhD in Music are due December 1, 2018. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates should submit/upload the following:


You should upload these materials to the online application via The Graduate School. However, if you are unable to upload the materials to the application due to a large file size or an unconventional format, you should upload these supplemental materials to the Bienen School Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid.

If you wish to link to media on your personal website or private YouTube channel, please upload these links with an explanatory document to your online application. Emailed attachments and/or emailed links to external sites will not be accepted.

Mailed materials should arrive in our office by the application deadline of December 1.

Please address all mailed materials to:

Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid
Attn.: PhD Application Processing
70 Arts Circle
Evanston, IL 60208-2405