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Music, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Truman State University has achieved recognition as one of the nation’s most notable public universities. Our student body is a selective one, helping to ensure a quality learning environment.

About

At Truman, you are treated as an individual, and personal quality time with our professors is assured. Our outstanding vocal and instrumental ensembles are available on a regular basis to graduate conducting students, and opportunities to perform abound. Graduate composers will find musicians are readily available to perform their works.

We offer the Master of Arts degree in:

  • Conducting: Vocal Emphasis
  • Conducting: Instrumental Emphasis
  • Instrumental Performance (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings)
  • Music History/Research
  • Piano Performance
  • Theory/Composition
  • Vocal Performance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Contemporary Music
  • Directed Readings Music 
  • Private Study in Composition
  • Composition 
  • Comprehensive Musicianship 
  • Graduate Conducting 
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting: Band 
  • Advanced Choral Conducting 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application and $40 fee
  • Personal statement/interests (uploaded in online application)
  • Official GRE test scores (sent directly to Graduate Office)
  • Three letters of recommendation (Submit recommender’s information in online application)
  • Transcripts  from all colleges and universities from which you earned college credit, including high school dual credit (Truman applicants do not need to submit Truman transcripts)
  • Audition and/or interview
  • Graduate Teaching Research Assistant (GTRA) application (optional -available as part of online application)

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              28792 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 28792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              16365 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 16365 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • In-State

              9451 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 9451 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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            Living costs for Kirksville

            • 800 - 1300 USD/month
              Living Costs

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