12 months
14400 USD/year
14400 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Whether your next step is to seek a professional career in music or you plan to pursue doctoral studies, you can tailor the Master of Arts in Music program at Truman State University to fit your individual needs and interests. 


This graduate Music program from Truman State University prepares you to teach music in the studio or classroom, perform with or conduct ensembles, compose or arrange music, pursue further studies, or establish expertise in additional areas. 

You work closely with dedicated faculty mentors who are nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, and scholars.

Why choose Truman:

  • Performance opportunities
  • Vocal and instrumental ensembles available to graduate conducting students
  • Personalized attention from expert faculty
  • Ranked 6th Best Master’s University in the nation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Audition and/or Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Kirksville

800 - 1300 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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