Graduate Admissions

The Department of Music welcomes all applications for its Master’s and PhD programs in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, and Music Theory, to start in Fall 2021. The deadline for applications is January 2, 2021; the deadline to apply for an application fee waiver is November 30, 2020. For more information on the application process, see Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences admissions site.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of African-American Studies will not be admitting students to its PhD programs, including the joint Music/Af-Am program, in the 2020-21 cycle. Students interested in this program are encouraged to apply to one of the programs in Music and consult with the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Daniel Harrison, about possibilities for incorporating elements of the joint program into their studies.
For department-specific application questions, please see the contacts on the right-hand side of this page.