Faculty of Music

Admission Requirements

Admission to our Master’s programs normally requires a four-year honours degree with a major in music or its equivalent from an accredited university. A minimum of a 70% average must have been achieved in undergraduate studies, with normally a minimum 80% average in the proposed area of concentration. Note that meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

The supplementary documentation listed below must be submitted by uploading to the online application.

Master's Programs

MA in Music Theory

MA in Musicology

MMus in Composition

MMus in Music Education

MMus in Literature and Performance

MA in Popular Music and Culture

Doctoral Programs

Admission to our doctoral programs normally requires a Master's degree in the area of study for which a doctoral application is made.

PhD in Music (Music Theory)

PhD in Music (Musicology)

PhD in Music (Composition)

PhD in Music (Music Education)

DMA in Performance

* As part of the online application, you will be required to provide the URL of a site (such as YouTube) where your pre-screening audition can be viewed. On the basis of this, successful applicants will be invited to a live audition, interview, and examinations to be held on campus (see Audition Information for details).



Contact Information


Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) 
Catherine Nolan, PhD
Email: cnolan@uwo.ca

Graduate Program Assistant
Audrey Yardley-Jones
Email: ayardley@uwo.ca