12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Music degree at George Mason University is offered as an educational channel to meet the intellectual and career needs of qualified students. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


It is a comprehensive and advanced program of study with a choice of concentrations in performance, music education, composition, conducting, jazz studies, collaborative piano, and pedagogy. 

Key Features 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Choral Ensembles
  • Wind Symphony
  • Symphonic Band
  • Graduate Chamber Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera and Musical Theater Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • College Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Goals Statement:  Statement that describes the applicant's intent for applying to your program of choice
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Pre-Screen Materials submitted through Slide Room. Refer to this link for detailed information regarding portfolio submission requirements. The link to SlideRoom will be provided to you when you apply.  You will be able to submit your portfolio via SlideRoom after you have received your GNumber from the Office of Graduate Admissions. Contact CVPA Graduate Admissions if you have any questions.
  • Auditions or Interviews, if applicable for your concentration, will be scheduled after review of the pre-screen materials.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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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