12 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Kansas State University offers the Master of Music degree with specialization in the following areas: music education, performance, music history/literature, keyboard pedagogy, and composition. 


The Music degree from Kansas State University requires a minimum of between 32 and 36 credit hours including a master’s report (or recital) or a master’s thesis. 

Music education majors may elect to take 36 credit hours without master’s report or master’s thesis. Graduate students cannot register for both graduate report and graduate thesis.


4 hours individual instruction in the major performance area of the student’s undergraduate study, or in a chosen secondary performance area, or in advanced conducting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Music Education
  • Research in Music Education
  • Psychology of Music
  • Seminar in Music Education
  • Symposium in Music
  • Workshop in Music
  • Symphonic Literature
  • Choral Literature
  • History of Wind Bands
  • Chamber Music Literature
  • Song Literature
  • Organ Literature
  • Piano Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. 
  • Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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