12 months
959 USD/credit 28770 USD/year
959 USD/credit 28770 USD/year
429 USD/credit 12870 USD/year
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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

More details
  • Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply within two to three months from the start of the semester.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 429 USD per credit 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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