Master On Campus


West Virginia University

24 months
24840 USD/year
24840 USD/year
8820 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The degree of Master of Music Composition from West Virginia University may be taken in performance, music education, composition, music theory or music history.


At West Virginia University we have created a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars. 


Alumni of the programs are award winning educators, composers, and teachers. The increased interest of society today in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional composer and teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Composition (Repeated)
  • Music Research and Bibliography
  • Compositional Techniques in Contemporary Music
  • Theory Topics
  • Pedagogy of Theory
  • Electronic Music
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Transcription and Arranging
  • Thesis or Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Application / Portfolio
  • Applicants for entrance to the Composition program should send a portfolio of compositions that must include a major work and two or three other shorter works in various genres.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12420 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12420 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4410 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Morgantown

775 - 1290 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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