Music, Master | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
24 months
1706 USD/credit 25590 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 25590 USD/year
768 USD/credit 11520 USD/year
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The Master of Music (M.M.) degree from University of Maryland is designed for qualified students with a Bachelor's degree in music seeking a professional degree in performance, composition, or music education that culminates with a final project.


The School of Music offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts degree at University of Maryland with areas of specialization in ethnomusicology, music history and literature (musicology), music education, and music theory.

The Master of Music degree with areas in performance, composition, conducting, and music education; the Doctor of Philosophy degree with areas of specialization in ethnomusicology, musicology, music education, and music theory; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with areas of specialization in composition, performance, and conducting.

Facilities and Special Resources

With approximately 300 public performances each year—including student recitals and more than thirty ensembles—School of Music students have robust performance opportunities The School of Music also hosts numerous guest clinicians each year and presents the Renegade Series, which brings to campus some of the most visionary artists in our field. As one of the nation’s leading public research universities, the University of Maryland provides a wealth of opportunities to learn from and collaborate with scholars in a variety of disciplines. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods, Bibliography, and Guided Writings
  • Analysis of World Music
  • Documents of Theory and Aesthetics: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance
  • The Anthropology of Music
  • Early Music Notation
  • Musicology
  • Theory of Jazz
  • Orchestral Excerpts for String Players
  • Masterworks of the 20th Century: 1900-1950
  • Advanced Orchestration
  • Advanced Conducting
  • Advanced Aural Skills for Conductors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation: The statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation will be required to be uploaded in the Supplementary Application (Acceptd), not the Graduate School’s application.  
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students) 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Supplementary Application 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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