24 months
914 USD/credit 27420 USD/year
914 USD/credit 27420 USD/year
457 USD/credit 13710 USD/year
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The Music program at the University of South Alabama offers concentrations in Collaborative Keyboard, Music Education, Music Education-Alt. Choral or Instrumental, and Performance (Piano, Vocal, Brass, Percussion and Woodwinds).


About the Program

The Music program at the University of South Alabama is designed to provide professional advancement for musician living and working along the Gulf Coast, produce research and/or performances, qualify students for admission to doctoral programs, and fulfill the mission of the University by offering high-quality teaching and public service that increases the education level of Alabama citizens, who can better participate in a global community and attain a higher quality of life.

The department's graduate faculty engage students to think critically as they address music practices and issues. Courses examine how music creates, sustains and changes personal lives, organizations, cultural institutions and society.  Each concentration consists of 32-35 hours which culminate in performances, portfolios, recordings, or projects representing pedagogical work. 

The Music Education—Alt. Choral or Instrumental concentration consists of 46 hours culminating in a supervised student internship. Graduates of the traditional Music Education concentration and the Music Education—Alt. Choral or Instrumental concentrations are eligible for the Class A Professional Educator Certificate from the Alabama State Department of Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Brass Literature
  • Ensemble with Coll Keyboard
  • Chamber Singers
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Jazz Band

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 on all undergraduate work. In exceptional cases, applicants may be considered with at least a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate work, or at least a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • International applicants: TOEFL score (minimum 71)
  • Submit fee
  • Request a separate official transcript from each institution attended to be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions
  • Résumé, limit to one page
  • Recommendation Letters (3) addressing your academic and/or professional abilities
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate is required for Music Education
  • Personal Statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study for Music Education - Alternative 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 914 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 914 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 457 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mobile

801 - 1323 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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