Graduate Degrees


USA Holiday ConcertThe University of South Alabama Master of Music Degree

The University of South Alabama has received program approval from the National Association of Schools of Music, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education for a Master of Music degree. 

All information listed below, including enrollment procedures and other requirements, are currently in effect.

Students interested in this program may contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music, Dr. Thomas Rowell, for additional information.

 

Degree

  • Master of Music
    • Concentration in Music Education (Instrumental, Choral)
      • Leads to Alabama Class A Professional Music Education (P-12) Certification, Instrumental or Choral
    • Concentration in Music Education - Alternative (Instrumental, Choral)
      • Leads to Alabama Class A Professional Music Education (P-12) Certification, Instrumental or Choral
    • Concentration in Performance (Piano, Voice, Brass, Woodwinds, or Percussion)
    • Concentration in Collaborative Keyboard

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in Music
    • A minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 on all undergraduate work. In exceptional cases, applicants may be considered with at least a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate work, or at least a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
    • International applicants: TOEFL score (minimum 71)

Office of Admissions Application Procedures

  • Apply Online: https://universityofsouthalabama2022.liaisoncas.com
  • Complete Graduate Application for Admission
    • Submit fee
    • Request a separate official transcript from each institution attended to be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions
    • Résumé, limit to one page
    • Recommendation Letters (3) addressing your academic and/or professional abilities
    • Copy of Teaching Certificate is required for Music Education
    • Personal Statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study for Music Education - Alternative 

Departmental Admission Requirements

  • Passing score in Graduate Music Theory and Music History Diagnostic Exams
  • Admission requirements per area of specialization:

Degree Checksheets

The Department of Music offers the following options for completion of the Masters Degree: