What will I learn?

The Master of Music graduate program in the School of Music and Dance offers training for careers in performance, conducting, composition, research, and teaching. We also provide preparation for further advanced study in ten distinct areas:

Composition

Choral conducting

Instrumental conducting

Instrumental performance

Jazz studies

Keyboard studies

Music education

Music history

Music systems/theory

Vocal performance

Our MM, Music degree program is a 30-unit course of study, typically taken in four semesters over two years, and consists of graduate seminars, one-on-one private lessons, performance ensembles, and area specialization coursework. The program culminates with the master's exam and the completion of a graduate recital, project, thesis, or music composition.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities and the Arts

Study options

Full Time (30 units)

Tuition fees
USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Humanities and the Arts

Washington Square Hall 120,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full-time study. Good academic standing at the last institution attended. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper Based), 213 (Computer Based); 80 (Internet Based); IELTS score 6.5; PTE: 53.

For international students

U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. A 2.5 GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full-time study.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 96 (IBT), paper based – 590, Computer based – 243, Writing Section - 5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53.

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

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