Music, Master | San José State University | San Jose, United States
24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Music MM program from San José State University offers in-depth preparation and training for careers in performance, conducting, composition, research, and teaching, as well as providing advanced-level preparation for further advanced study, in ten distinct areas.


The Music MM program from San José State University helps students to perform, compose, conduct, or research at a professionally competent level, to be assessed in the final recital or project.

Graduates with Music from San José State University will :

  • Have an increased breadth of knowledge and skills beyond the undergraduate level in the foundational areas of music theory and history and in other areas related to their music concentration, assessed with final projects in 201, 202, 203 and the WCE for music theory and history.
  • Identify and use standard digital and paper research tools in music and produce a comprehensive bibliography that shows their ability to utilize standard scholarly tools relevant to their concentration area according to standards set in a research and bibliographic rubric, to be assessed in final projects for 200 and WCE.
  • Produce an independent creative or scholarly product that demonstrates technical proficiency in their concentration area and effective artistic and intellectual judgments, assessed in final projects for 203, 201, 200, 202, WCE, and in-class participation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Music Research & Writing 
  • Music History 
  • Music Systems & Theory 
  • Style & Performance Practices 
  • Advanced Conducting 
  • Jazz History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 units of undergraduate coursework. All required transcripts and supporting documents should be sent directly to the university
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • 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. 
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended
  • Audition, Portfolio, Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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


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