Music - Jazz Studies, Master | University of Northern Colorado | Greeley, United States
12 months
1217 USD/credit 38944 USD/year
1217 USD/credit 38944 USD/year
649 USD/credit 20768 USD/year
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Showcase your talent in one of the nation’s premier Music - Jazz Studies program at University of Northern Colorado.


In its 30-year history, the Music - Jazz Studies program at University of Northern Colorado has won more than 100 Downbeat Magazine student awards, plus a Grammy nomination. Few other Master of Music programs offer you comparable opportunities to develop as a jazz performer, composer and teacher. You’ll belong to a rich musical community that includes leaders in the world of jazz, while maturing as an artist and a professional.

UNC offers exceptional opportunities for you to perform, record and get noticed. Our award-winning ensembles have performed all over the world, including frequent high-profile appearances at national and international conferences such as Jazz Education Network and the International Association for Jazz Education. You’ll work with internationally respected faculty who excel as performers and educators, getting amazing preparation for a career in professional music—or continued study in a doctoral program.

Your Future in Jazz Studies

Graduates of our Jazz Studies master’s program have an excellent track record of career success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Jazz Pedagogy
  • Seminar in Jazz Composition
  • Advanced Arranging
  • Musical Scholarship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
  • Answer the application questions.
  • Send your requests for letters of recommendation.
  • Request three (3) academic or professional letters of recommendation from those who can attest to your musical and academic potential and abilities. You will be asked to supply information for your recommenders in the application.
  • Video, recordings or links may need to be uploaded depending on your program and instrument/area while completing the application. 
  • Submit the application and pay the non-refundable application fee. 
  • Domestic Students: $50 non-refundable application fee
  • International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1217 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1217 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 649 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greeley

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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