12 months
1458 USD/credit 43740 USD/year
1458 USD/credit 43740 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 32850 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Music in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance integrates advanced experience in applied music with research and problem-solving.


Students in this Music degree program at Temple University connect research to creative work and critical analysis in a field of practice; receive graduate-level instruction; and expand upon or explore new areas of applied performance, delving beyond their undergraduate majors. No auditions are required for entry to this program. However, at the beginning of your first semester of matriculation, you'll complete an audition for placement in applied lessons and ensembles.The Music MS curriculum is tailored so that you gain broad experience in:

  • applied lessons in voice, instrumental or keyboard music, with opportunities to explore new or familiar performance genres in classical, contemporary commercial or jazz music;
  • areas of personal interest, including music education, music studies, music technology or musical theater; and
  • music history, music theory and research.

Future Career

To further complement your graduate experience, the curriculum includes courses with Boyer College of Music and Dance students in other graduate disciplines, allowing you to collaborate on ideas and research topics with classmates.

 The program prepares students for various careers related to music and for further academic training at the doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Music
  • Music in History
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Applied Vocal Graduate Minor
  • Applied Keyboard Graduate Minor
  • Applied Instrumental Graduate Minor

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: Include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Audition: No audition is required for entry to the program, but students do complete an audition for placement in voice lessons and auditioned ensembles at the beginning of the first academic term.
  • Resume: Current resume required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    32850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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