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Music, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #729 (BCR) , RI,
Offering several options within the music performance and music education specializations, the MM in Music at the University of Rhode Island prepares students to be professional performers, conductors, composers, and music teachers.

About

As a Music student at the University of Rhode Island, you’ll enjoy all the advantages of a small school, combined with big school opportunities for performance and study. You’ll take courses on music theory and musicology, explore questions of musical meaning, and perform in or attend any of over 100 concerts and recitals annually, both on and off campus.

Why Music at URI?

Inspiration and Support

Here you’ll join an intimate community of professionals who care about your success. You’ll work with distinguished faculty whose wide range of experiences and accomplishments will inspire you, and no matter where your musical goals take you, they will partner with you on your journey.

Endless Performance Opportunities

Performing is an integral part of our program, with a wide range of ensembles for you to choose from. We offer bands, orchestra, choirs and opera, jazz ensembles and all sorts of chamber music groups, for a full schedule of recitals, concerts, festivals, and more.

Plenty of Options

At URI, you can choose where your love of music will take you. We offer a B.A. in Music that you can combine with another major, a Bachelor of Music that prepares you to become a professional musician, music educator, or music therapist, a minor in Music, as well as M.M. programs in both performance and music education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Music
  • History of Rock and Roll
  • History of Jazz
  • Basics of Singing
  • Applied Music - Voice
  • Applied Music - Piano

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 83 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States or a foreign institution of acceptable standing
  • Adequate undergraduate preparation in the proposed major field or equivalent evidence of an appropriate background for undertaking an advanced degree program
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate career that can be confirmed with official transcripts from the institution (some programs may require a higher or lower GPA).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15514 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    22382 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22382 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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