Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, applicants must possess (at the time of enrollment):

  • Educational Background: Bachelor's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0

English Proficiency Requirements

The English language tests and minimum scores listed in the table below are accepted by CSUN for graduate applicants for Master of Arts in Music Industry Administration.

Test Name and Website Minimum Score Required for Graduate Students Send Score Directly To CSUN
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language — Internet Based score: 100
— Paper-based score: 600
Use CSUN School Code 4707.
IELTS - International English Language Test System 7.0 or higher
Have IELTS send a copy of your Test Report Form to CSUN.
PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English 65 or higher Online through your PTE Academic Account

Exception:  If a graduate applicant has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university in the U.S., the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required.

If a graduate applicant has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university outside the U.S. where English is the principal language of instruction, the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required. Please note:

  • CSUN interprets "where English is the principal language of instruction" to mean that a school is located in a country where English is the daily medium of communication for the majority of residents, and that students receive academic instruction in English at all levels of education.
  • Countries currently meeting the above requirement are: Australia, Belize, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, plus a few nations in the Commonwealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago).

Program Policies

Please carefully review the full list of Program Policies, including Academic Honesty and Integrity Requirement, Time Limitations for Earning Degrees and Certificates, Temporary Disruption of Attendance, Withdrawal Policy and Refund Policy.

The M.A. in Music Industry Administration program regularly receives more applications than spaces available. As such submitting an application does not guarantee admittance to the program and any application fee will not be refunded, even if the candidate is not selected. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including: academic performance in the student’s undergraduate degree program (weighed against all applicants in that cycle), the strength of the application itself, as well as any accompanying essays/similar work experience to the field of music industry. Not all applicants will be granted admissions interviews, but those that are will also be evaluated on the strength of such an interview.