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Degrees Offered

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

Music, Master of Music in Music Education

On Campus

Application and Admission Information

Application Deadlines

Fall deadline: December 1
Spring deadline: Rolling
Summer deadline: Rolling

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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

  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of recommendation are optional

Jazz Studies, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  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

 

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

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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)

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.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Music Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as: 

Stand Alone:  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