Admissions & Academics

Find your Kent State School of Music! Explore our admissions process and degree programs. 

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University offers the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy for students who seek a high level of professional competence in their given field. All programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Incoming Students

Important information for incoming students

Graduate Placement

All entering masters and doctoral students take a placement examination in music theory. The examination must be taken before the start of enrollment in a graduate degree program. Graduate theory coursework required as a result of this examination will be counted toward the degree requirements. Students may retake the examination once. Given in August and January, placement dates and time are listed below. 

To help you prepare, please download our study guide.

FALL 2019

  • Music Theory - Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202
  • Please plan to arrive a bit before 9:30 a.m. to get situated.

SPRING 2020

  • Music Theory - Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202
  • Please plan to arrive a bit before 9:30 a.m. to get situated.
 

Graduate Handbook

 
Online Master of Music in Education

THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY, THE ONLINE MASTER OF MUSIC (M.M.) IN MUSIC EDUCATION OFFERS TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN THEIR MASTERS DEGREE WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE THEIR CURRENT POSITION. 

Explore Our Online Program

Schedule a Visit

Plan your visit to the School of Music!

A day created just for you to learn more about music study in the Glauser School of Music.

Open to Prospective:

  • High school juniors and seniors
  • College transfer students 
  • Graduate students

The Schedule Includes:

  • A sample lesson on your main instrument
  • Observation of ensemble rehearsals
  • Advising from music school academic advisors
  • Attendance at music classes with current music majors
  • Meetings with music faculty
  • A tour of the School of Music

Click here to start scheduling your visit!

Questions or issues with the form?
schoolofmusic@kent.edu
330-672-2172

Additional Visit Opportunities

Clinics, Masterclasses, Workshops University Admissions Events

Interested in our Online Master of Music in Music Education and want to visit campus?
Please contact: 
Jenna Sepúlveda (Bice), Advisor 
jbice@kent.edu | 330-672-2418

Interested in our Music Technology programs and want to visit the Stark Campus?
Please click here to visit their website for more information. 

 

 

 

Undergraduate music students pursue programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. An audition is required. Master of Arts degree majors are available in music composition, ethnomusicology and music theory. Master of Music majors are available in performance, performance (chamber music) and conducting. In addition, a complete online Master of Music degree in music education is offered. A Doctor of Philosophy degree is available in music theory-composition and in music education.

A Bachelor of Science in Music Technology is offered at Kent State University Stark Campus. Audio Recording majors learn advanced audio recording techniques. Music Production majors learn how to use technology to realize creative work such as original music, arranging and production.

The music minor provides a basic understanding of the music literature, theory and performance. Other minors include, jazz studies, world music, audio recording and music technology. These last two are offered at the Kent State University Stark Campus.