Admissions at YSM
Study, tuition-free, at the only graduate school of music in the Ivy League.
Degrees + Programs
The Yale School of Music awards the following graduate-professional degrees:
- Master of Music (M.M.)
- Master of Musical Arts (M.M.A.)
- Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
The School also offers the following programs:
- Certificate in Performance
- Artist Diploma program, for performers holding a minimum of a high school diploma
- Bachelor of Arts/Master of Music (B.A./M.M.) program, offered in conjunction with Yale College
Fellowship opportunities at the School include:
- String Quartet Fellowship
- Collaborative Piano Fellowship
Key Admissions Dates
September 15: Applications open
December 1: Applications due
January 12 (latest): Prescreening results emailed to all applicants
February 17 – 25: Live auditions and DMA Exams by invitation only
April 1 (latest): Admissions decisions sent by email
April 15: Deadline for admitted students to respond to admission offers
more about admissions
Degrees and Programs
Complete information on YSM's degree and program offerings.
A full-tuition award and fellowship are given to all admitted students, with the exception of those receiving awards from other agencies.
International Student Services
Yale has many resources designed to to help international students with any questions they may have about life as a Yale student or living in a new country.
Full details on the School of Music academic policies.