24 months
23005 USD/year
17254 USD/year
11502 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Advance your skills as a musician and prepare for a successful career in any area of the music industry with the Music program from University of North Dakota.


Harness the power of music to express what it means to be human and forge connections among diverse people. A master’s degree in music from UND prepares you to pursue your passions wherever they lead.

Why Earn a Master's Degree in Music at University of North Dakota?

Pursue your passion and master the skills you need to build a rewarding career as a performer, teacher, composer, conductor or administrator. UND's graduate program in music helps you achieve mastery in any area of music.

Music Specializations

The M.M. program offers specializations in:

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Music Education
  • Performance
  • Pedagogy
  • Collaborative Piano

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives of Music History
  • Psychological Foundations of Music Learning
  • Advanced Composition
  • Chamber Music Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in music with competence in the specialty in which graduate study is desired.
  • At least a 2.75 overall GPA and at least a 3.00 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate work.
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,046 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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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