Admission Requirements

PhD in Music: Musicology

Please submit everything required by The Graduate School plus the following:

Provide one or more substantial research papers on a freely chosen topic that demonstrate your ability to write and conduct research in musicology at the doctoral level. Papers must include appropriate scholarly references. Paper(s) should be uploaded to the application for The Graduate School in supplemental document sections 1-3.

Musicology Program Coordinator: Andrew Talle,

Additional Requirements for all PhD in Music Applicants:

All applicants to the PhD program must apply to The Graduate School at Northwestern University. 

Do not submit an application to the Bienen School of Music.

The Graduate School application may not accommodate large video/file uploads. If you are unable to upload a video file or large document, please contact the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid for assistance: or 847-491-3141

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