Thank you for your interest in applying to the Musicology major 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 Musicology 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 Musicology 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 12, 2018. The supplemental application includes the following components:

  • Questionnaire
  • Personal Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Writing Sample (optional)

After submission of the supplemental application, Musicology faculty will complete a pre-screening review of applications. Finalists for admission to the Musicology major will be invited to campus for an interview with the department faculty. Applicants who are unable to attend an on-campus interview may complete the interview via video call.

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 Musicology must complete a UCLA Undergraduate Petition for Change of Major, submit a Musicology 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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