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Music, M.A.

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Whether your goal is to teach music at the university level, achieve your level II certification as a music teacher, or heighten your musicianship and technique for a career as a professional musician, IUP has the curriculum, faculty, and facilities to being your passion for music to its highest level.


Music faculty. Our 26 full-time and seven part-time faculty members may be distinguished by their diversity of scholarship, talent, and performance, but they are renowned for their commitment and dedication to their students. You'll receive the personal attention and instruction your talent deserves.

Music ensembles. One of the greatest assets of the Department of Music is its quality and variety of ensembles. Follow your passion and sing a role in one of our opera or music theater productions, or perform with the jazz bands, the IUP Orchestra, the Chorale, the Chamber Choir, or one or more of the many other ensembles we offer.

Cogswell Hall. Completely renovated, rearranged, and expanded to incorporate state-of-the-art technology and acoustics, Cogswell Hall is the heart of the Music Department, housing rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, studio space, classrooms, and a well-appointed music library. IUP is an all-Steinway school (93 total) and is home to a Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Organ. Our Performing Arts Center, right beside Cogswell Hall, features Fisher Auditorium. Another popular performance space, Gorell Recital Hall, is only two buildings away.

Programme Structure

For many this is a stepping stone to a DMA. For others it's a chance to work with a group of talented and accomplished artists, composers, and musicians. This on-campus two-year program will:

  • Enhance your musicianship and technique
  • Better prepare you for a career in the performing arts

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please follow the following steps to submit your online application to IUP:

  • Apply online using your Admissions Profile.   Note: After creating your profile, you can view the current status of the items needed to complete your application.

  • Submit your nonrefundable $50 application fee (via the IUP Marketplace).

  • Request official transcripts from every college or university attended, including institutions from which a degree was not earned

  • Write and upload a goal statement

  • Request two letters of recommendation* using the online request form available on your Admissions Profile. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    483 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 483 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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