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Students performed the musical ?Hair.? Applicants for the M.M. program must have an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

To be considered for admission, all applicants must submit:

  • An application including application fee — apply now!
  • Official transcripts (in English) of all undergraduate coursework
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to preparedness for graduate study

In addition to the application, candidates must complete an interview and performance audition. Applicants should be prepared to sing two full, contrasting songs that demonstrate vocal ability and dramatic interpretation, as well as to discuss their personal goals of teaching in the interview. Interviews and auditions will be scheduled by the director of the program, Dr. Corinne Ness.

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate language competency through transcript review and interview or TOEFL or IELTS exam scores.

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Transferring Credits

Have you started your graduate program but life got in the way? Completed course work, but never finished? Now is the perfect time to finish earning your graduate degree.

Depending on the admission policy of the program, a student may be allowed credit for work completed at the graduate level prior to enrolling at Carthage. The applicant must provide official transcripts documenting the completed work and the grades obtained for this work. These grades must meet the Carthage admission standards.