12 months
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654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
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About

Be heard. Choose your path and earn your advanced degree in music with the Music History program from University of South Dakota.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Master Your Music and Inspire Others

Let your passion become your career. The Music History program from University of South Dakota  offers you affordability and flexibility with several specialization choices and multiple thesis/non-thesis tracks to customize your plan of study. USD offers the only master's of music degrees in the state, and our program has been accredited though NASM since 1956 and and by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

We provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a professional musician, whether you work as a performer, educator, scholar or a lifelong learner. We award over $240,000 each year in scholarships and opportunities for graduate assistantships, musical development, leadership growth and personal enrichment through mentored performances, classroom study, individual instruction and guided research. 

Assistantships 

Gain valuable real-world, professional experience while enjoying paid employment and discounted tuition rates as a graduate student at USD. The affordability you gain through graduate assistantships and fellowships will equip you with valuable, professional-level skills that will set you apart after graduation. 

Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by individual departments. If you do not receive an assistantship within your department, you are eligible for an assistantship outside of your academic program or within support offices (non-academic units) at USD. Further inquiries should be directed to the graduate chair of the department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forms And Analysis
  • Music Bibliography
  • Thesis In Music
  • Music Cultures Of The World
  • Medieval And Renaissance Music Literature
  • Baroque Music Literature
  • Classical And Romantic Music Literature
  • Twentieth-century Music Literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application Deadline: Two weeks before the start of the semester

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.7

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official Transcripts - One official transcript (in English or with translation) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an institution with regional accreditation and previous graduate credit and degrees must accompany an application.
  • Official Admission Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • You will need to submit a resume with your application.
  • Passport 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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