- You must complete all of the application screens in order to submit the application.
- You may save an unfinished application to complete at a later date. Click the "Save to Finish Later" button on any screen.
- Important: Remember to save your password. You will need it to retrieve your application if you save it to finish later.
- If you spend more than 60 minutes on one screen, the system will
"time out." This means your information will not be saved. To avoid
losing your information, be sure to click to the next or previous page
within the 60-minute time limit. You will always be able to go back and
forth among application screens to complete your answers.
- Within 24 hours of submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email from DePaul.
Master of Music
Admission to the graduate program is based on evidence of ability
to be successful in graduate study. Other criteria are completion of the
bachelor of music, or equivalent, from an accredited institution, a
cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0), three letters of
recommendation, and demonstration of special competence in the major
area, including an audition. No GRE is required. Voice applicants must
demonstrate competence in Italian, French, and German diction by
Certificate in Performance
Entry into the program is based on evidence of ability to be
successful in post-graduate level performance study. Other criteria
include completion of a master of music in performance degree, or
equivalent, from an accredited institution, three letters of
recommendation, and an entrance audition. Voice applicants must
demonstrate competence in Italian, French, and German diction by
audition and written IPA exam.
Music Teacher Certification Program
Applicants for the Illinois State K-12 music teacher certification
need to have earned a bachelors degree in music from an accredited
institution, pass an audition on their major instrument, and interview
with the music education department chair.
The application fee is $40.00, payable online, by personal check or
money order. Checks should be payable to "DePaul University" and mailed
to the address below. If you write a check, be sure to put your name
and Social Security Number on the check. When it arrives at DePaul, we
will match it up with your application. You should send in your
application fee at the same time you submit the application online.
A student in need of financial aid may request a waiver of the
application fee by submitting a personal letter requesting this
Send all application materials to:
School of Music Office of Admission
804 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
For International Applicants
Submit official copies of your original secondary and/or higher
secondary school records. These may include: yearly transcripts listing
subjects studied and corresponding exam results, yearly marksheets,
leaving certificates, Indeks/student books, Abitur, GCE O/A-level
results, and diplomas. If applicable, submit official copies of your
original post-secondary school records. These may include yearly
transcripts, marksheets, exam results, final diplomas, degrees, or
graduation certificates. Course descriptions may be requested at a later
"Official copies" are issued in the original language directly by
your college or university. Copies must bear the official stamp and/or
seal of the institution, as well as the signature of the appropriate
official, such as the Dean, Rector, Registrar, Controller of
Examinations, or Office of Teaching Affairs. Photo/notarized copies,
facsimile/electronic mail transmissions will not be accepted. You may
request in writing that original documents be returned after an
admission decision has been made.
If you are applying as a transfer student with international
credit, and are residing in the U.S., please have a course-by-course
evaluation done in advance by an independent agency. The evaluation
report should accompany your official transcripts at the time of
application. DePaul recommends Educational Perspectives
or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE)
for this purpose.
Submit official translations of all educational documents
originally issued in a language other than English. "Official
translations" must be issued by a translation agency or university
language department. The translation must be typed on official
stationary, with the name, phone number and address of the translator.
The translator must attest proficiency in the original language and must
indicate that the translations are true and correct. Photo/notarized
copies will not be accepted, nor will an evaluation of your education
take place unless academic records are accompanied by true and complete,
Proof of English Language Proficiency
All students educated outside of the United States must submit
proof of English proficiency. A minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a
Foreign Language) score of 80 (Internet-based test; no section lower
than 17), 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (paper-based test) is
required for all applicants, although some graduate programs may require
higher minimum scores. Please contact TOEFL directly to request an
official score report; DePaul's TOEFL code is 1165. DePaul also accepts
an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher in place of the TOEFL. Please note that
TOEFL cannot be waived for any applicant educated in a country where the
native language is not officially recognized as English. Waivers will
not be granted to international applicants/non-native speakers on the
basis of the following: education at a non-US school where English was
the "language of instruction," US employment or US residency alone,
completion of an ESL program alone. TOEFL may be waived (upon receipt of
an official transcript) if an international applicant has completed the
equivalent of DePaul's English 103 and 104 with a grade of C or better
at an accredited institution in the US.
Students applying for certain programs who receive a TOEFL score
below the minimum requirement and who meet all other requirements for
admission to an academic program may be granted conditional admission.
Students will be required to enroll in DePaul's English Language Academy (ELA)
for at least one term and receive a minimum score of 550 on the
ELA-administered paper-based TOEFL before registering for academic
Students who plan to apply for F-1 of J-1 student visa status are
required by US immigration law to submit evidence of adequate funding to
meet the estimated tuition and living expenses for their first year of
study before an I20 (used to apply for an F1 student visa) or DS-2019
form can be issued. Please submit an original bank statement, issued
within six months of your anticipated entry term, preferably in savings,
reflecting the appropriate amount in US dollars. If you will be
sponsored, request a signed and dated "affidavit" or official letter
from your sponsor indicating the amount of sponsorship, as well as the
sponsor's name, address, and relationship to you, accompanied by the
sponsor's current/original bank statement. Please note that translations
must accompany any letters or bank statements issued in a language
other than English. Promissory notes or employers statement of estimated
earnings will not be accepted. Photo/notarized copies or
email/facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Any false statements
made regarding financial responsibility violate US immigration laws.
DePaul is not responsible of the amount of funds shown as available by
the student or sponsor on the affidavit of support becomes unavailable
after the date on this affidavit. The Financial Affidavit of support and
Transfer Release Form (for F1 visa holders currently attending another
U.S. institution) can be found on the Student Visas
section of the site.
Although financial documentation may be submitted after an admission
decision has been made, applicants are encouraged to submit the
appropriate paperwork as soon as possible.
Copy of Passport
All students requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 form from DePaul must submit a copy of the identification page of their passport.
Transferring Your I-20 Form
If you are currently in F-1 visa status and attending another
school, college, university of English language program in the US and
are admitted to DePaul, you must receive a new DePaul I-20 form. Please
submit the financial documents and copy of your passport as outlined
above, along with a copy of your current I-20 form, and the completed
Transfer Release form
Evidence of Immigration Status
(For non-F1/J1 students) If you are on a type of visa other than
F-1 or J-1, or if you are a permanent resident of the US, please submit a
copy of the current visa page and I-94 card in your passport, or a copy
of your Alien Registration card (front and back) as verification of
your current status.
The documents outlined above are not requirements for admission,
but are necessary for the issuance of your I-20 form. Please note that
I-20 forms can only be issued to students who are accepted to DePaul in
full-time degree-seeking programs.
DePaul University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
A copy of DePaul University's Safety & Security Information
Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report
includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public
property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes
institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and
other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices
and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained
by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at (773) 325-7775 or by
visiting the DePaul Public Safety website.