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DePaul University

24 months
913 USD/credit 21912 USD/year
913 USD/credit 21912 USD/year
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The Master of Music in Composition program from DePaul University offers students one-on-one instruction with DePaul's distinguished faculty of active composers as well as many seminars with guest composers and performers from Chicago and across the country.


The Program

  • The majors of Composition program from DePaul University have their compositions performed during DePaul Composers Forum, a quarterly student composition concert, and submit works to be read and possibly performed by Ensemble 20+, DePaul Wind Ensemble, University Singers or the DePaul Chamber Orchestra. DePaul also offers two assistantships to graduate composition students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Studies 
  • Music Research
  • Jazz History
  • History of the Oratorio
  • Medieval Music
  • Renaissance Music
  • Baroque Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application and Fee: Apply online and submit a $40 application fee.
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Interview
  • Live entrance audition (for Performance and Jazz Studies students)
  • Composition portfolio (for Jazz Studies Composition and Composition students)
  • Teaching philosophy statement and live interview (for Music Education Students)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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