Welcome Prospective Student
The graduate program in music is designed to furnish specialized professional training supported by competence in those fundamental areas needed by all musicians. Emphasis is placed on the personal growth and development of the student toward individual goals. The program is large enough to provide ample variety yet small enough to allow personal attention to each student. While students are given considerable responsibility in all phases of the educational program, faculty guidance is constantly available. The Department is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The degree in music education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The University is fully accredited by the North Central Association.
Master of Music Degree
The Master of Music degree is offered with specialization in the following areas: performance, keyboard pedagogy emphasis, composition, music education, and music history. Information on areas of study can be found on this website. Please read all of the information in the graduate admission section carefully. Application deadline for Graduate Teaching Assistantships and international students is February 1 for Fall admission. Domestic applications will be accepted after that date.
(Send to: Dr. Frederick Burrack, Chair of Graduate Studies, 109 McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506)
Preliminary screening begins December 1. Deadline for consideration as for an assistantship and international applications is February 1. Domestic applications will continue to be accepted following that date. Once the application is complete, an audition will be set.
Additional International Applicant Requirements
Fee schedule per credit hour
Graduate Assistantships are available which consist of a tuition waiver for 10 credits per semester for two years as well as an annual stipend. These are competitive assistantships with a deadline for completed applications being February 1. As soon as the application is complete, you will be considered in the pool for assistantship.
The assistantship is a .5 position (the remaining .5 is your own academic load), which qualifies you for university health insurance at special rates. The job required approximately 20 hours of work each week (which includes time for instructional preparation). In addition to a salary of approximately $7,500, you will receive a tuition waiver for 10 credit hours during both the fall and spring semesters. (Summer courses are not incuded). Ccampus privilege fees will be assessed per credit hour and range from a total of $200 to $350 per semester. The assistantship is automatically renewed for a second year if your academic and work performance is satisfactory.
Program of Studies:
Choral MusEd-Conducting | Program of Study template
Instrumental MusEd-Conducting | Program of Study template