The Master of Arts in Music degree offers graduate students the option of studying Music Education, Music History and Literature, Music Performance, Composition, or Jazz Studies as areas of emphasis. Music Education and History have a thesis and non-thesis options.
In addition, applicants must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in music or the equivalent.
- Submit an application to the School of Music with this form.
- Have an interview with the School Chair, Graduate Coordinator, and other graduate faculties.
- Have an audition on the major instrument (Performance) or a portfolio of previous academic work and/or professional work (Composition, Music Education, Music History).
Potential graduate students should contact Dr. Stephen Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org), the School of Music Graduate Coordinator, for more specific information.
Download the Marshall University Graduate Catalogue
Graduate Assistantships are available to qualified students. Contact Dr. Stephen Lawson (email@example.com; 304-696-3198), Graduate Studies Coordinator for more information.