Certificate Programs

Credit certificate programs are offered in specialized areas in the Jacobs School of Music. They include 12-29 credit hours of course work. The targeted audience may be graduate music majors or non-majors at Indiana University, graduate students at other institutions, or anyone who holds a bachelor’s degree. 


Current IU Bloomington students do not need to apply separately for admission to certificate programs. Non-IUB students should apply as non-degree students following the certificate admission process detailed on the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Financial Aid website (

Grade Requirements

Successful completion of a certificate program for graduate students requires a grade of B or higher in each course and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in certificate courses. Individual certificate programs may have stricter grade requirements.  No transfer credit will be accepted for a certificate program.

Tuition and Fees

Students pay tuition for certificate courses depending on their residency status (resident or nonresident) at IU Bloomington. Non-music students enrolled only in certificate programs will not be charged the music program fee and will not be eligible for financial aid from the Jacobs School of Music. Additional fees may be charged for specific courses.

Application for Completion

Students who wish to be awarded a certificate must complete an Application for Certificate Completion. For IU Bloomington students, certificate courses must be completed within the time limit for their degrees. All other students must complete the certificate courses within four calendar years. There is no residence requirement for certificate completion.

Academic Bulletins

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Previous Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.