An application for Graduate Studies in Dance can be downloaded from the School of Graduate Studies . (Please note that the GRE is not required.) However, additional materials must be submitted to the department in order to complete the application. These include:

    • Statement of goals which must be submitted electronically.
    • DVD or commonly available electronic media of choreography and performance. Performance video can include participation in a technique class or stage performance.  

Mail these additional materials to:

Lori Waugh, Administrator
Dance Department
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7113 (USA)

Phone: 216-368-2854

Once we have the completed application, the faculty will review your materials. You may be contacted to arrange for an on campus audition and interview.

Audition for the program involves a visit with us at a prearranged time during the fall or spring semester. It is recommended that you plan to spend several days visiting the campus and attending classes and observing rehearsals and workshops. For international applicants, a Skype interview may be substituted for an on campus interview and audition. This will provide a mutual opportunity to better assess the educational and artistic compatibility between your needs and the program’s offerings.

Additional information for international applicants:  The School of Graduate Studies requires all international applicants to submit one of three language scores (IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE).  Test scores can be submitted to CWRU by using the school code 1105.  Please see acceptable minimum scores below which are valid 2 years from the date of testing:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based: 90

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based: 577

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0

Pearson Test of English (PTE-Academic): 61

  * Applicants that do not meet the minimum required scores above can still apply to CWRU. But first, consult with the department which you intend to apply to discuss your options for participating in the AEP Program sponsored through the Center for International Affairs . However, the minimum scores to participate in that program are a 75 iBT TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS. Please note that you must first be accepted into your degree program in order to participate in the AEP Program. 

Early application and audition is highly recommended.