Master's Degree

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The Department of Music offers courses leading to the degree of Master of Music with emphases in the following areas:

The Master of Music is designed to provide advanced training to prepare students for enhanced career opportunities as well as for further study at the doctoral level. Although the training varies according to the emphasis, this preparation includes, for all students, improving interpretive and technical skills in performance and/or conducting as well as the ability to analyze and write about music.

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  • Admission Requirements
Admission to the graduate program in music is based upon satisfactory completion of the Graduate Entrance Examination, along with an evaluation of the undergraduate transcripts and personal interview. The departmental entrance exam is given prior to the first week of classes of each semester to entering degree and non-degree seeking graduate students. For all potential graduate majors, the exam consists of music theory, music history, and music literature. Performance majors must audition.

The prerequisite to work on the degree is the completion of a four-year degree program comparable to the Bachelor of Music granted by this institution.

About Music Department

The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 13 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

Locate the Music Department in McCray Hall using Google Maps or the PSU Campus Map

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