Georgia State University

Master On Campus
24 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Composition program from Georgia State University prepares students for careers as professional composers, teachers of composition and preparation for doctoral programs in composition. Successful applicants have a portfolio of compositions representing a variety of media and techniques. Portfolio/recording review required. 


The mission of the Georgia State School of Music is to preserve, promote and advance humanity’s rich and expanding tradition of artistic music-making through performance, composition, education and research in accordance with the urban and global initiatives of the university.

We offer a master degree in Composition at Georgia State University. The graduate programs in the School of Music offer unparalleled opportunities in one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. The school enrolls about 90 students in Master of Music degree programs, Artist Certificate programs, and Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs in music education. 


  • The graduate programs at the School of Music prepare students for competitive careers in performance, conducting, composition and music education.
  • Highlights include one-on-one lessons and mentorship with an internationally acclaimed faculty, 100% job placement in the field of music education, successful placement in prestigious doctoral programs, the opportunity to network with high-profile artists, scholars and businesses, practical experience from conferences to international music festival participation, artist residencies, as well as assistantships to develop practical skills and garner pedagogical experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Applied Composition 
  • Composition Seminar 
  • Analysis of Post-Tonal Music 
  • Twentieth Century Music 
  • Composition Recital 
  • Final Project in Composition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or concentration in music, or the equivalent.
  • Applicants must submit a portfolio of original music scores and recordings of composed works.
  • Applicants are required to take placement examinations in music history and music theory before registering for coursework. Those applicants whose examination scores reveal deficiencies will be required to take appropriate additional coursework, which will not be applied to the graduate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15108 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15108 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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