University of Northern Iowa

M.A. On Campus
12 months
19633 USD/year
19633 USD/year
9159 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University of Northern Iowa School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


Students in this Music program from the University of Northern Iowa continue to develop their own comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history, and analysis within the Graduate Music Core. Our graduate program offers exceptional faculty, innovative programs, and state-of-the-art facilities at an affordable price. 

Our graduates are offered hands-on opportunities for professional and personal musical growth, and they are well prepared for fulfilling careers in the music industry.

Guided By Faculty Who Are At The Forefront Of Innovation

  • During your academic career, faculty mentors will provide you multiple opportunities to engage in scholarship experiences. You will be guided by faculty who are at the forefront of innovation in their areas of research and scholarship. 
  • Ultimately, you will complete a culminating project that may be a traditional research study, a creative project, an action research project in public schools, or a capstone project. When you graduate, you will be able to transfer your on-campus scholarship and academic research to enhance the community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory
  • Music History and Musicology
  • Music History--Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Music History--Baroque
  • Music History--Classic
  • Music History--Romantic
  • Music History--20th Century

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75
  • Educational transcripts from Bachelor's degree
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of reference or a reference form
  • The GMAT is required to enter the MBA or the MAcc program
  • The GRE is required for some programs
  • A copy of the personal data page of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19633 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19633 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19633 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19633 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9159 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9159 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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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University of Northern Iowa


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