12 months
5062 USD/year
4504 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Music from University of Central Arkansas is designed to provide advanced professional training. 


Music from University of Central Arkansas offres 4 concentrations in: Performance, Music Theory, Conducting and Music Education.

Graduates with Music from University of Central Arkansas will:

  • advanced their study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification.  
  • specialize their study in performance, conducting, and music theory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Techniques for Twentieth-Century Music
  • Music Theory 
  • Analysis of Music of the 18th and 19th Centuries 
  • Music in the Romantic Period 
  • Music in the Twentieth Century 
  • Music in the Classical Period 
  • Music in the Baroque Era 
  • Music in the Renaissance 
  • History of Women in Music 
  • History and Philosophy of Music Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Preference will be given to applications by 01/03 for the fall semester.
  • International students should apply at least two weeks prior to the semester start.


31 alternative credits

31-34 depending on concentration


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee 
  • Transcripts (minimum 2.7 overall GPA or 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study. 
  • For performance and conducting majors: audition/tape/video to be reviewed by area faculty. 
  • For education majors: undergraduate degree in Music Education, State Certification, video demonstration of teaching ability, writing sample (either previous research paper or directed essay). 
  • For theory majors: a score of 75% on the UCA Music Department Theory Diagnostic Exam, writing sample (either previous research paper or directed essay).
  • Graduate Assistantship Application (available at UCA Graduate School website)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Online application
  • Non-Refundable $50.00 Application Fee.
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2531 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2252 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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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