Graduate programs at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music are designed to develop exceptional performers and scholars who are qualified and prepared to excel in their chosen careers. Graduate students benefit from individualized instruction and mentoring from distinguished faculty; the wide variety of coursework, performance experiences, and research opportunities available across the music, musicology, and ethnomusicology departments; and the extensive resources offered by one of the top research universities in the country. 

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music admits graduate students for the fall quarter only. All applicants must complete the UCLA Application for Graduate Admission, and some programs require supplemental application material. Follow the links below to learn about each department’s requirements.

Department of Ethnomusicology Graduate Admissions

Department of Music Graduate Admissions

Department of Musicology Graduate Admissions