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Music - Composition 

Wichita State University

Master On Campus
12 months
756 USD/credit
756 USD/credit
307 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Music - Composition program at Wichita State University will help you take your musical talent and career to a higher level.

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The Music - Composition program at Wichita State University combines professional training with acclaimed faculty and year-round performance opportunities—on campus and throughout Kansas’ center of arts and culture


Music composition graduates pursue a variety of employment opportunities, including composition for orchestration or arranging, freelance composition, music copying or computer graphics in music, music publishing, and editing, commercial music or music composition for children.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bibliography and Research
  • Topics in Music Analysis
  • Music History pre-1750
  • Music History post-1750
  • Techniques of Composition
  • Advanced Composition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically international students who will require an F-1 visa cannot be considered for non-degree status or online programs. International students who wish to remain in their home country while studying may apply for online programs.
  • copy of passport (if available)
  • financial certification
  • financial support documents
  • proof of English proficiency
  • Admission to this area requires a bachelor's degree in music with a major in composition or the demonstrated equivalent. Background deficiencies must be satisfied before students may enroll in graduate composition courses.
  •  Applicants also must submit a portfolio including pieces — scores and live recordings (when appropriate) — demonstrating a variety of contemporary techniques, form and instrumentation. Approval for admission to candidacy is contingent upon the candidate’s demonstrated ability to complete a final project in composition.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    307 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 307 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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