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Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Brittany Dye), Doctoral Clerk

More Information

Minimum Grades Required For Doctoral Programs

Students in a doctoral degree program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to graduate.

Music History and Music Theory review courses (if necessary)

  • MUS-M 541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I: grade of C or higher
  • MUS-M 542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II: grade of C or higher
  • MUS-T 508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students: minimum grade C, or B for High Pass degrees
  • MUS-T 509 Sight-Singing Review for Graduate Students: minimum grade C
  • MUS-T 511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students: minimum grade D, or B for High Pass degrees, or C for musicology majors and wind conducting majors

"High Pass" degrees include choral conducting, composition, music theory, and orchestral conducting.

Major

Each course in the major field must have a grade of B or higher to fulfill degree requirements.

Minors and Other Required Credits

Each course in a minor field or the general elective option (under Other Required Credits) must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. In addition, courses counting toward a minor field or the Other Required Credits requirement must have an average of B or higher. For purposes of computing the required B average, only those courses accepted in fulfillment of the degree will be counted. Departments offering minors may require higher grades for their minor fields. Courses graded on an S/F basis may not be used toward a minor field or other required credits.

Tool Subjects

Each course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. (some departments require a higher grade). MUS-T 545 must have a grade of B or higher in order to fulfill the styles requirement.

Language Proficiencies

Each grammar, diction, or reading course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. For Ph.D. students, the grade must be B or higher.

Academic Standing

Click here to go to the current Jacobs School of Music Bulletin page on Academic Standing.