Graduate studies in music at the Master’s level may focus on scholarly study in musicology, music theory or music education, or on concentrated professional training in composition or music performance. Admission to our Master’s programs 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 at least an 80% average in the proposed area of concentration. Note that meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Graduate studies in music at the doctoral level include the PhD in Music (in the fields of music theory, musicology, composition or music education) or the DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in performance (in voice, piano, orchestral instruments or conducting). Admission to our doctoral programs normally requires a Master’s degree in the area of study for which a doctoral application is made.
Applications for 2014 admission should be submitted by January 15, 2014. Those received after January 15 will be considered only if places are still open.
Note that the Summer/Online MMus in Music Education Program admits students for Summer 2014; all other graduate programs offered through the Don Wright Faculty of Music are for September 2014 admission.
How to Apply
New this year, the application is online and administered by Western's School for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The online application will be available by mid-October 2013. Note that applicants will be required to upload supplementary documents (see full list of admission requirements by program) to the online application.
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the past two years:
For the full list of acceptable proficiency tests, please see the SGPS website
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
Catherine Nolan, PhD
Graduate Program Assistant
Graduate Program Assistant, Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College room 216
London, Ontario N6A 3K7 Canada