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Voice and Opera, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #31 (QS) , IL,
The Voice and Opera program of Northwestern University has a long and illustrious history. Alumni fill the ranks of national and international opera houses and university faculties worldwide.


The Voice and Opera program of Northwestern University offers students a variety of courses that promote a strong technical and pedagogical foundation. Students receive weekly vocal instruction and have access to a number of performing opportunities including opera workshops, vocal solo classes, master classes, studio classes, and recitals. In addition, advanced undergraduate and graduate students participate in weekly musical preparation sessions with vocal coaches.

Every year, voice students are invited to audition for the school’s three fully-staged operas. Participation in these operas provides students with invaluable experience and exposure to standard operatic repertoire as well as new operas. The thriving music scene in downtown Chicago, only 12 miles from campus, offers many additional performance possibilities.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Graduate Application, including the non-refundable application fee of $75 
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Individual program requirements
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56067 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    56067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56067 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    56067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56067 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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