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Music (Composition)

California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The Music (Composition) graduate program offered by the California State University Sacramento leading to the Master of Music degree is designed to provide opportunity for a variety of advanced studies in music.



The objective of the Music (Composition) program offered by the California State University Sacramento is to produce a graduate student skilled in research, able in organizational and writing skills, and imaginative in developing new approaches and concepts: a student who, with a broad knowledge of the history and literature of music, is able to use this knowledge with effective musicality as a performer or conductor.

The MM may be earned with either an academic or a performance emphasis. The program will effectively prepare students for continuation into doctoral study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Graduate Music Theory
  • Topics in Music History 
  • Composition
  • Culminating Experience
  • Music History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree with a music major
  • successful audition or composition portfolio review
  • an application for admission
  • once set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • two letters of reference

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 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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