Thank you for your interest in applying to the Music History major in the Department of Musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music! First-year and transfer applicants begin the admissions process by completing the University of California Application for Undergraduate AdmissionThe filing period for the UC application is November 1–30 for enrollment in September of the following year. Only applicants who have indicated Music History as their first choice major to UCLA on the general UC application will be considered for admission to the program. 

In order to be eligible for admission, applicants must meet all minimum academic eligibility requirements for admission to the University of California either as a freshman or transfer student. For more information on UC eligibility, please visit the University of California website.


All applicants to the Music History major are required to submit a supplemental application. Access to the supplemental application will be provided to applicants via email on a rolling basis following the submission of the UC Application. Supplemental materials are due by December 13, 2017. The supplemental application includes the following components:

  • Questionnaire
  • Personal Statement
  • Unofficial transcripts

After submission of the supplemental application, Music History faculty will complete a pre-screening review of applications. Finalists for admission to the Music History major will be invited to campus for an interview with the department faculty. Applicants who reside within a 200-mile radius of UCLA are required to interview on campus. Applicants who reside outside of this area are encouraged to interview on campus but may choose to interview over Skype instead. Following receipt of the supplemental application, applicants will be scheduled for an interview in late January or early February.    

Carefully review the Supplemental Application Worksheet for detailed information regarding the application process and deadlines. 


Current UCLA students who wish to change their major to Music History must complete a UCLA Undergraduate Petition for Change of Major, submit a Music History supplemental application, and interview with department faculty. Carefully review the Change of Major Supplemental Application Worksheet for detailed information regarding the application process and deadlines. 

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