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.
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.
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- 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
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- 12 months
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- Application Deadline: Two weeks before the start of the semester
DisciplinesHistory Music Musicology View 592 other Masters in Musicology in United States
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- 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.
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International19620 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
National19620 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State10200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.