What will I learn?

The School of Music is committed to excellence in music teaching and learning for all students at Texas State. As part of the greater university community, we provide a liberal education with an emphasis on cultural values through course work in the arts and humanities. Consistent with our mission statement, the course of study in Music offers both thorough preparation for students pursuing a career in music, and opportunities for all university students who see to develop and/or enhance musical skill and cultural awareness.

Music graduates with teacher certification work as band, choir, and orchestra directors, or general elementary music teachers. Music Performance graduates perform, establish their own teaching studios, attend graduate school, or use their music degree as a foundation for their careers. Sound Recording Technology graduates work as sound engineers, producers, technicians, and post-production editors in the recording and entertainment industries. Bachelor of Arts graduates work in arts administration, musicology, librarianship, and other music-related fields such as law, management, and sales. The choices of profession for a student completing a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music are numerous.

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Study options

Full Time (131 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,100.00 per year
Given tuition fee is based on 15 hours per semester; summer tuition and fees: USD $9,640 (Based on 12 hours per semester)
Application deadline

15 November 2021

Start date

18 January 2022


Texas State University

601 University Drive,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a high school.

For international students

Students must have attended at least two years of school in the U.S. must provide SAT/ACT scores and meet regular freshman admission standards are as follows: Four credits of English; Four credits of Math; Four credits of Science; Three credits of Social Studies; Two credits of Foreign Language; One credit of Fine Arts; One credit of Physical Education.

Minimum Score for Regular Admission: Total: 78 (Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18), TOEFL PBT: Total: 550, IELTS (Overall: 6.5; Each Section: 6.0), GCE/GCSE/IGCSE: Grade of "C", WASSCE: Grade of "B3".

An International Baccalaureate grade of 4 or higher in English A1 or A2 at the Higher Level or Standard Level or English B at the Higher Level is required for regular admission (predicted or actual).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.