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STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: The class for new Fall 2016 students has been filled.

The Department of Music offers master’s degree programs for students seeking advanced study in music. The degree Master of Music has two main purposes: (1) To provide instruction for gifted musicians as they enter the professional world of orchestral, recital, and solo performance; or, (2) To enhance and upgrade the credentials and abilities of K-12 music educators, individuals preparing to enter doctoral-level programs in performance, and students intending to teach in postsecondary level institutions where the master’s degree is required.

Students may choose between three concentrations: Performance (emphasizing studio instruction or conducting, and culminating in a public recital), Teaching (directed towards music educators in grades K-12 who desire a master’s degree in this discipline), or Composition.

Program Concentrations:

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Performance
  • Teaching

UD Tuition:

The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2016-17 is $1,720 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer adjustments to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.


Application Deadline:

May-05 To be considered for departmental funding
April-01: Final deadline to apply

May-15 Final deadline to apply


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