12 months
28520 USD/year
28520 USD/year
12174 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Music History and Literature at University of Louisville offers training toward two specific graduate degrees in music: Master of Music requiring a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate credit, and Master of Music Education requiring 30 credit hours.


About Music History and Literature at University of Louisville

All programs require a minimum of 24 credit hours of residence at the University of Louisville. Major subjects in the Master of Music curriculum are music performance with concentrations in choral, wind, or orchestral conducting; instrumental, piano, or vocal performance; jazz performance or jazz composition and arranging; piano, string, or wind band pedagogy; music history; music theory; and music composition. The Master of Music Education program allows an applied music minor in an instrument, voice, or conducting. Each degree program has specific prerequisites, entrance requirements, and programmatic expectations that are described in the relevant section of the catalog.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History Review
  • Theory Review
  • Graduate Oral Exam Preparation
  • Bibliography and Research Methods
  • Advanced Chromatic Harmony and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed graduate application and application fee
  • Official transcripts for all previous post-secondary course work (all transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim into English)
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A minimum TOEFL examination score of 213 on the computer-based test, or 79-80 on the internet-based test; IELTS scores of at least 6.5 overall band score from the academic module exam or official Duolingo overall score of 105.

Tuition Fee

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    28520 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12174 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12174 USD per year during 12 months.

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897 - 1421 USD /month
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