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Music, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Master of Arts in Music in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance is specifically tailored to prepare graduate students for doctoral programs in music disciplines such as composition, music history and music theory, as well as teaching careers in higher education.

Overview

Program Overview

The Music program at Temple University is also ideal for students who perform professionally and who wish to pursue secondary careers teaching in colleges or universities. This 30-credit graduate program comprises a blend of coursework in music history, music theory and research, and electives in areas including applied music, dance, music education or musical theater, depending on your areas of interest.

Music MA students broaden their experience in music studies and develop problem-solving expertise in a field of practice. You will take coursework with other Boyer College of Music and Dance graduate students, giving you a richer, more interdisciplinary graduate experience and opportunities to exchange ideas with students in other degree programs.

In their final academic year, students are required to:
  • complete a final music history or theory paper or final composition (all of which are suitable for doctoral degree program applications);
  • pass a foreign language proficiency examination;
  • perform a piano proficiency examination; and
  • take a comprehensive exit examination based on their individual curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diatonic Harm
  • Chromatic Harm
  • Counterpoint Review
  • Grad Aural Theory Review
  • Remedial Studies in Music History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1068 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1068 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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