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Degrees Offered

Jazz Studies, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  13

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies is a two-year program that provides opportunities for continued development of skills in jazz-specific areas, such as improvisation, pedagogy, and arranging. The certificate is available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, non-music as well as music majors, and is designed as an intensive into jazz performance. The program will deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or prepare the student for further study in jazz.

Certificate web site:
https://music.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-certificate-jazz-studies

For information about certificate, contact:
Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Sam Griffith, School of Music

Email:  GriffithSv@missouri.edu
Address:  135 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies
Program Length24 months
Program Costs
  • $5,018 for in-state tuition
  • $8,720 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $161.10 per semester for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


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Music, Master of Music/Master of Arts

On Campus

Degrees and Certificates Offered by School of Music

  • Master of Music (MM) specializing in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Music Theory, Performance or Piano Pedagogy
  • Master of Arts (MA) specializing in Musicology
  • Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies or Music Entrepreneurship

Application and Admission Information

Detailed admission information may be found at https://music.missouri.edu/prospective-students?q=grad/steps-applying. Music applicants must complete the Graduate School online application;

Prospective MM and MA-Musicology students may contact the director of graduate studies to request information about the prerequisites and graduation requirements for specific academic areas, and assistantships or other financial aid.

Prospective students in music education (MM and PhD) should contact the director of music education.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Music Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Officially approved as: 

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate Description: To offer MU graduate students, as well as post-baccalaureate students in the MU community, an officially recognized core of courses dealing with the development, business, and publicity aspects of a musical career.  In today’s fine arts economy, an increasingly viable and popular model is the “portfolio career,” in which a person incorporates multiple roles (e.g. performer, teacher, advocate, manager, publicist, composer/arranger, etc.) rather than pursuing one narrowly defined career path.  Contextualizing the vision, skills, and networking activities needed to achieve a viable arts career, while offering a combination of theoretical and practical career preparation for Mizzou students, is the overarching aim of the Certificate.

Certificate web site:
https://music.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-certificate-music-entrepreneurship

For information about certificate, contact:
Leigh Muñoz, Assistant Teaching Professor

Email:  MuñozL@missouri.edu
Address:  135 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $161.10 per semester for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

Music, Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

On Campus

Application and Admission Information

Application Deadlines

Fall deadline: December 1
Spring deadline: October 1
Summer deadline: February 1

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Music Program

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample
  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate School online application)

Musicology, Minor

On Campus

Prerequisites

Students have passed either the entrance exam in music history or the graduate review course in music history and are enrolled in a graduate music degree program.

Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music I and II (3 credit hours)
  • One period course (3 credit hours)
  • One genre course (3 credit hours)
  • One focal composer course (3 credit hours)
  • One “capstone” independent study (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology may be substituted for a period, genre, or focal composer course