Application Process for Master of Music Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the music master’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
- Computer proficiency
- The Music Master's Degree does not require the The Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Students who do not meet the undergraduate course requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis with the understanding that deficiencies will be made up by taking the appropriate undergraduate courses.
If students are admitted with a grade point average below 3.0, admission status will be probationary until the first nine credit hours of study are completed satisfactorily. Failure to meet admission provisions or probationary grade requirements will result in dismissal from the program.
2. Review Application Requirements
This program is only offered in the summer semester so admission to the program is only allowed in the summer semester. Most courses require a residency component during an on-site one-week session.
Application Priority Deadlines
- U.S. Applicants: May 1
- International Applicants: December 15
- U.S. Applicants: $65
- International Applicants: $75
3. Prepare to Apply
Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
- Statement of objectives: State your academic objectives, giving specific reasons for the selection of your field of study, contemplated research areas, and professional plans. Most statements are three to four paragraphs in length. The objectives allow faculty to:
- determine that your expectations of the program are congruent with what the program provides
- review a sample of your writing skills
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
- Failure to list any colleges or universities from which the applicant received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
- If transcripts are not in English, the applicant must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
- Applicants will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.
Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Arts and Sciences” followed by “(MS) in Music Program.”
Application Concerns/Questions should be sent to:
Dr. Frederick Burrack
Director of Graduate Studies in Music