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Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology

www.liberty.edu/online 1. Current Application: Apply online or call 1-800-424-9596 to apply by phone.

2. Official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy). All official transcripts must be received by the end of the first term. If not, students will be unable to continue to register for classes. *Please Note* Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes!

3. Regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing.

4. Submit one letter of recommendation.

5. TOEFL- For students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test) The following requirements will be handled directly by the Ethnomusicology coordinator after the previously listed requirements are completed.

The following are admissions requirements for the program, but will not show up on the admissions checklist.

6. Audition Tape (may be a audio recording of any kind, such as a tape, youtube video, or dvd)

  • This requirement is not needed for the Graduate Certificate in Music in World Cultures – Ethnomusicology

7. Admissions Interview


Preliminary acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must be in your final term and planning to start your master's degree after the last day of class for your bachelor's degree. You must submit an official/unofficial transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcripts must show a minimum of 105 completed credit hours. In addition, if you are a current Liberty University student completing your Undergraduate degree, you will need to submit a Graduation Application. Finally, in order to maintain your acceptance and be permitted to continue in your program, you must send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first term of enrollment.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to dual enroll in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program, you must contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain a dual enrollment application. Along with your completed dual enrollment application, you must complete and submit a graduate application. As a non-Liberty undergraduate student, in addition to completing and submitting a graduate application, if you plan to dual enroll in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program you must contact and speak with our Registrar directly. You must also have your current university’s registrar send Liberty’s Registrar’s Office an official letter to confirm that you are in the last nine hours of your undergraduate degree program.


Unofficial college transcript policy

An unofficial copy of the college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site, or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.

Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include the following:

  • School’s name or logo printed on the document
  • Cumulative GPA
  • List of completed courses and earned credit
  • Degree and date conferred (if applicable)

Official college transcript policy

An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution, and is in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must still be in its original sealed envelope with a signature across the back.

Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided. However, all official transcripts must be received by the completion of the student’s first term in order for the student to be eligible for registration in the following term.


Contact Information

Call: 800-424-9596 (toll free); 1-434-582-7800 (direct)
Fax: 888-301-3577
luoprocessing@liberty.edu.

Please send all official college transcripts to:

Liberty University Online Processing
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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