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General Admissions Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • One of the following:
    • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • A minimum mean score of 2 out of 3 parts (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) on the General test of the GRE
    • GPA of 3.5 on 6 hours of Longwood graduate course that are part of the degree program to which you are applying and taken as a non-degree student within the last 12 months
  • Valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state
  • Two recommendations from academic sources
  • 500-word essay (part of the general application)
  • Official transcript from all college/universities attended

No more than nine (9) Longwood non-degree graduate hours may be counted towards a degree, certificate or licensure program. Students are expected to apply to a Longwood graduate program prior to enrolling in classes. At the latest, all application material should be received before the completion of six hours.

If you have earned graduate credit at another institution before admission to a Longwood graduate program, you may request that up to six (6) hours be considered for application to this degree program. Include a written request and course descriptions with your application for graduate admission.


Application Information

For application information please contact Graduate & Extended Studies at 434.395.2707 or via e-mail at graduate@longwood.edu. Be sure to indicate that you are applying for the music program, so that all the appropriate materials will be sent.

Follow the steps outlined in the Application Procedures and return your materials to Graduate & Extended Studies no later than February 1, 2012. No new students will be accepted into the program after it begins.

In addition to the standard qualifications for admission to Longwood graduate programs listed above, the Department of Music requires the following:

  • recognized undergraduate degree in music or music education
  • video of teaching or rehearsal (15-20 minutes - DVD, please)
  • essay on your teaching philosophy (should be included as part of the required graduate admissions essay)

If you have questions about any of the music courses you may contact the instructor.

If you have general questions about the program, you may contact Patricia Lust at 434.395.2049 or lustpd@longwood.edu or Brenda Clark at 434.395.2504 or music@longwood.edu.