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Music, Music Education Concentration, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

  • In order to accommodate the variety of music teaching specializations, this program provides a considerable amount of elective coursework and fieldwork in your own classroom.
  • Candidates who hold a U.S. teaching certificate in music are eligible for the course work described here. (Candidates holding a music teaching certificate via an alternate route or foreign institution may require additional course work.) Two other programs, the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Teaching are available for candidates who are interested in attaining music teaching certification for public schools.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Musical Style and Analysis
  • Music Systems of Analysis and Composition
  • Selected Topic in Music I
  • Selected Topics in Music II
  • Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis
  • Performance Practice in the Baroque Era
  • Performance Practice in the Classical Era
  • Music Since 1960
  • Development of the Opera I
  • Independent Study in Music History and Literature
  • Independent Study Music History and Literature
  • Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies
  • Applied Music I
  • Private Study in Composition I
  • Ensemble: Chorus
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Ensemble: Band I
  • Ensemble: Opera Workshop I
  • Chamber Ensemble Performance I
  • Chamber Ensemble Performance II.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          1030 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National Applies to you

          1030 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • In-State Applies to you

          713 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Montclair

        • 1673 - 4120 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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