Eastern Kentucky University

Master On Campus
12 months
775 USD/credit
550 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Music programme offered by Eastern Kentucky University is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching.


The Music programme offered by Eastern Kentucky University engages graduate students in a variety of learning opportunities, providing a contextual understanding of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical aspects of music. Students will leave with the artistic, technical and collaborative skills to create, perform and teach a variety of music. 

Our primary functions are to prepare music specialists for service in the public schools, to prepare students for careers in private studio teaching, concert performance, professional ensemble performance, teaching in colleges and universities, and other aspects of professional musicianship including the music industry.


Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed?

  • Recent graduates of EKU's music program are employed in a variety of positions within the field of music.
  • EKU graduates hold positions teaching and conducting music in public and private schools, including P-12 and higher education settings.
  • Employment within the field of music industry, including positions with major music manufacturers and musical organizations.
  • EKU graduates can be found performing in professional symphonies and military bands throughout the country.


The National Association of Schools of Music, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education accredit our music degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Music Literature
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Project, Recital, or Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International applicants are encouraged to apply early to all programs due to time constraints of issuing the I-20. 




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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
144 (verbal)

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

  • Individuals interested in the MM program must apply and be admitted to both, the Graduate School and the EKU Department of Music.
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA or higher. If undergraduate GPA is less than 2.5, applicants must submit official GRE scores to be considered for Probationary Admission. Expected target scores on the GRE for Probationary Admission are 144 on the Verbal and 3.0 on the Analytical Writing sections.
  • Applicants must submit undergraduate transcripts.
  • All Master of Music candidates are required to complete the Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exams as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    775 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 775 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Eastern Kentucky University


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