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Music, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #95 (ARWU) Gainesville, FL, United States
The Music program at University of Florida offers the following concentrations: choral conducting, composition, electronic music, ethnomusicology, instrumental conducting, music education, music history and literature, music theory, performance, and sacred music.

Overview

Program concentrations in music include choral conducting, composition, instrumental conducting, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance, and sacred music. In addition, the School of Music offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in music and in music education.

The Music degree offered at University of Florida prepares students for careers as teachers in studios, schools, and universities; performers; music historians; music critics; church musicians; composers; conductors; and accompanists

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music and Sound Design for Digital Media
  • Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
  • Composition of Electronic Music
  • Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital 
  • Secondary Graduate Composition
  • Graduate Composition
  • Composition Seminar
  • Advanced Seminar in Electroacoustic Music
  • Advanced Graduate Composition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12740 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Gainesville

  • 900 - 1340 USD/month
    Living Costs

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