Now accepting graduate student applications

October 26, 2022

Applications are now open for Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) graduate programs in music, religion, and the arts with the Yale School of Music (deadline December 1) and Yale Divinity School (deadline February 1). Sign up for a virtual admission information session in November.  All admitted students at the ISM receive full-tuition scholarships and generous stipends.  Start your application here.

Graduate students at the ISM become part of a vibrant community of approximately one hundred faculty, staff, students, fellows, and visiting scholars.  In addition to the benefits of being a member of two professional schools (ISM and either the Music or Divinity school), students also have unlimited access to the vast and diverse resources of one of the world’s great research universities. Students meet faculty in the classroom, studio, rehearsal hall or worship space. Every two years ISM students and faculty embark on an international study trip. In 2023, this trip will be to Peru. Past trips have included tours of Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, and many other locations. Learn more about past trips.

As an international center for sacred music, worship, and the related arts, ISM also sponsors about one hundred concerts, recitals, conferences, lectures, exhibits, films, and special events each year and is an active partner in the worship life of Yale’s many chapels. Learn more about graduate study at the ISM.  We would love to welcome you as a student!