The Catholic University of America

Graduate Students

We offer numerous graduate programs including M.M., M.A., Joint M.A./M.L.S., D.M.A., and PhD, as well as certification and diploma opportunities. If you are interested in applying for a graduate program at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, please be sure to fulfill all requirements. You must apply to the University through the office of graduate admissions as well as pass an audition.

Applicants interested in the musicology and composition are not required to audition, but will have other requirements to fulfill. Be advised that in order to be considered for a music scholarship, an audition is required. Be sure to read all information provided in regards to your major of interest. Should you have any questions, please contact Elise Morrow-Schap.

Please consult the 2014-2015 CUA GRADUATE ANNOUNCEMENTS for all information regarding the curriculum and related policies.

Master's Programs

Master of Music:

Master of Arts:

  • Musicology (music history emphasis)
  • Joint MA/MLS degree in music librarianship.

Non-degree program:



Graduate Artist Diploma

The Graduate Artist Diploma is a graduate-level performance program for only the most talented and outstanding performers.

  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Piano
  • Strings (violin & cello only)
  • Voice


International Students

International students are advised to review the requirements and further information provided on our admissions website.


Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Musical Arts:

Doctor of Philosphy: