How to Apply to Our Graduate Programs

Prospective graduate students who have not yet applied for admission to UTEP should visit the Graduate Studies web site at

Graduate Applicants will need to supply the following to the graduate college:

  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • International Students:  TOEFL score of 550 or higher (or equivalent English proficiency score)

The Department of Music also requires the following:

  • Audition:  Live or video recording, scheduled with a faculty member in your primary are of study.
  • Interview with a faculty member in the primary area of study

The Department of Music has several Teaching Assistantship (TA) positions open each year.  All graduate applicants with completed applications by February 15th will be considered for TA positions.  TA positions are generally filled by April 15th each year.

For questions about graduate admissions or TA positions, please contact Dr. Dominic Dousa, Graduate Advisor, at