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University of New Orleans

12 months
962 USD/credit 31746 USD/year
962 USD/credit 31746 USD/year
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The Department of Music at the University of New Orleans offers a Master of Music in Music with concentrations in composition, conducting, jazz studies, and performance.


Our Music program from the University of New Orleans is generally a two-year (four-semester) course of study, emphasizing advanced training in the applied area and in music history and theory. Interested candidates in all concentrations must successfully pass an audition and be admitted to the university's Graduate School.

Key Features 

  • All candidates must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours, take part in the Graduate Colloquium (MUS 6900) every semester, present a graduate recital, and pass both oral and written comprehensive examinations during the final semester. 
  • Composition students have additional requirements.

Programme Structure

  • The Department of Music offers the Master of Music degree with tracks in performance, conducting (choral or instrumental), composition, and jazz studies. 
  • The program of study requires a minimum of 33 graduate credit hours to include course work in the applied area, music theory, music history, and electives; and participation in the graduate colloquium each semester. 
  • At the end of the program, students must successfully present a graduate recital. Students must also pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations. Composition track students will also submit an original composition.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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