What will I learn?

To ensure that students’ education is well-rounded and creatively inspired, Texas State offers a large variety of performing opportunities, including participation in opera productions, choir, orchestra, and concert and marching bands, chamber ensembles, award-winning mariachi and salsa ensembles and other vibrant cultural music groups.

The music programs prepare students to excel in the disciplines of music teaching, history, conducting, composition, theory, and performance.

Course Work

The School of Music offers advanced study within 15 concentrations.

The master of music (M.M.) degree requires 36 credit hours.

Concentrations include: choral conducting, composition, history and literature, instrumental conducting, jazz performance, keyboard, string, or guitar performance, Latin music performance, performance and pedagogy (classical instruments/voice), theory, voice performance, and woodwind, brass, or percussion performance.

Career Options

Students will find a variety of career options:

Authoring or editing music publications

Composing/arranging music for film, professional ensembles or commercial projects

Conducting professional ensembles

Performing with opera companies, symphony orchestras,

Jazz ensembles or Latin ensembles

Teaching in public or private schools, colleges and private studios

Writing professional articles and textbooks

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Study options

Full Time (36 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,600.00 per year
Summer tuition fee: USD $7,710; Given tuition fee is based on 9 hours per semester
Application deadline

15 March 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 31 May 2022


Texas State University

601 University Drive,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Baccalaureate degree in music from a regionally accredited university

Minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

Official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall

Official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and minimum individual module scores of 6.0

Application deadline: Fall Term - June 1; Spring Term - October 1; Summer I - March 15

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


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