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Tuition and Fees for Graduate Music

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Tuition and Fees for Graduate Music Students


Tuition (2015-2016) Fall, Spring and May Terms $968 per credit
Matriculation Fee A one time fee for all new students $150
Associated Student Fee Student Activities $86 full time/$63 part time
Medical Insurance (voluntary) * This figure is an estimate. Expenses vary with each individual student.


 * All graduate students, full time and part time, are eligible for the voluntary health insurance plan. Fees are subject to change. A brochure detailing the plan can be viewed here.

Beginning fall 2014 all Master of Music degrees have been revised to require 32 credits to graduate instead of the previous 40 credits. Full time status is considered 8 credits per term.

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Music has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available each year. These assistantships are awarded based on School of Music need, student performance, and faculty recommendation.

Assistantships are tuition waivers and are renewable for up to four semesters. The assistantship can be valued at anywhere from 1-8 credits of tuition per term.  In return we ask that you provide us a set number of hours of your time in return per week.

No application is necessary for an assistantship. You will automatically be considered for an assistantship based on your application and audition to the School of Music. 

Other types of financial aid available for graduate music students include:

  1. A loan program available from the Student Financial Services Office for Master of Music degrees.
  2. A tuition installment plan from the Business and Finance office for those students who wish to spread their payments out over the entire academic year.

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