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Graduate Program in Music
UCM offers the traditional Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in:
- History and Literature
- Music Education
- Piano Pedagogy
- Theory and Composition
Students may also complete an MA degree during three summer sessions (with additional on-line course work), with emphases in:
Students must complete a minimum of 32 hours of graduate credit regardless of the chosen emphasis. Detailed information regarding each area of emphasis is listed in the
Graduate Handbook in Music -
CATALOG: Graduate Catalog
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To be accepted for graduate study in music at Central Missouri, a student must meet the following criteria:
1) An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 in music courses
2) Completion of at least 30 undergraduate semester hours in music
3) Completion of prerequisites for Central Missouri's graduate courses
4) Completion of entrance examinations appropriate to the proposed area of concentration.
Prospective graduate students must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before they may apply for entrance in Central Missouri's graduate program.
The application for admission is found at: http://www.ucmo.edu/graduate. Students may request a catalogue by calling the office of Graduate Studies at: 660- 543-4621. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work are required and should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies with the application for admission.
After the application is processed by the Graduate office, it is sent to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department of Music. The student will be notified of his/her acceptance in a letter from the department chair.
Graduate students in music may apply for assistantships in both the music department and in those areas of the university where assistantships do not require specialized knowledge. The student may request an application for an assistantship from the Graduate Office.
Assistantships include both a fee waiver for graduate courses taken for credit and a stipend of $7500 for the academic year.
Students who apply for an assistantship in music should make application by March 1 if they intend to begin graduate study the following August. Assistantships are announced by April 15 for the coming academic year.
For More Information, Contact...
Dr. J. Franklin Fenley, Coordinator-Graduate Studies in Music
Department of Music-UCM
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Telephone: 660- 543-4974
Fax: 660- 543-8271
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