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Eastern Illinois University

24 months
785 USD/credit 23550 USD/year
785 USD/credit 23550 USD/year
327 USD/credit 9810 USD/year
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The Music program at Eastern Illinois University provides advanced preparation for teaching, performing, and/or further graduate study.


A core of the Music program courses required at Eastern Illinois University  for the degree provides essential background in history, literature, research, and theory. Other specialized courses, seminars, and individual studies in performance, conducting, composition, theory, history, and literature aid the student in achieving his or her career goals.


The Eastern Illinois University Department of Music is housed in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This world-class, state-of-the-art performance and teaching complex houses the Departments of Music, Art and Theatre Arts. Designed by internationally renowned architect Antoine Predock, the center is the region's newest architectural landmark.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center also offers a full array of arts events. Programming includes the New and Emerging Artists Series, other series and performances, lectures, exhibitions, and related events.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Chamber Music, Keyboard
  • Music Education 
  • Vocal Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade Point Average(GPA): minimum 2.75 out of 4.0. Some graduate degrees have higher GPA requirements.
  • Test of English Language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 327 USD per credit during 24 months.

Per Credit Hour

Living costs for Charleston

1100 - 1500 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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