Music Education

Texas Christian University

29340 USD/year
29340 USD/year
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As a student in Texas Christian University, School of Music, you will study with TCU's outstanding faculty members as well as listen to, interact, and study with outstanding guest artists from throughout the world. 


Music education majors must earn a minimum of 32 hours in approved graduate courses, with at least half of the courses, where appropriate, in the principal field of instrumental, choral or general music. This degree is designed to strengthen musical scholarship and performance, to promote philosophical and psychological understanding in music education, and to provide opportunities to explore specific interests of the individual student through special topics courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of Music
  • Philosophy of Music Education
  • Special Problems in Music Education
  • Bibliography and Research Techniques
  • Analysis of Contemporary Music

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


32 hours alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the TCU College of Fine Arts Graduate Studies Application. 
  • Complete the TCU School of Music Graduate Audition Request Application. An additional $30 application fee is required for this application.
  • On a separate piece of paper, provide a personal statement of your experience and vocational goals, and discuss how the program at TCU can help you achieve those goals. 
  • CV or résumé. 
  • Three current letters of reference.
  • Audition Video/Recording – required audition pre-screening recording(s).
  • Have TWO complete OFFICIAL transcripts mailed directly from the Registrar’s Office.
  • Music Theory Diagnostic Exam 
  • Official TOEFL Score
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.

Tuition Fee

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    29340 USD/year
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    29340 USD/year
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