Thornton School of Music University of Southern California

Thornton School of Music University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
46%
54%
student ratio
446
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
35%
acceptance rate
15 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Brass Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Keyboard Collaborative Arts Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Strings Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Jazz Studies Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Piano Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Studio Jazz Guitar Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Organ Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Woodwind Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Scoring For Motion Pictures And Television Graduate Certificate
    • Percussion Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Classical Guitar Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Harp Performance Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Vocal Arts (Classical Voice/Opera) Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Choral And Sacred Music Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Early Music Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Music Education Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Composition Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Master of Music (MM)
    • Historical Musicology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Teaching Music Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 54
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 96
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

35% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 934
    • Accepted 329
    • Acceptance Rate 35
    • Enrolled 192
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $85
    • Application Fee - International $85
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for MA in early music and MM in music education)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (for DMA)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 560 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsDecember 1
    • Types of financial support availableTeaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students446
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students446
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Full-time Percentage89%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian61%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian15%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown9%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty195
    • Full-time Percentage38%
    • Part-time Percentage62%
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEarly Modern musical improvisation and composition, maternal sound stimulation of the premature infant, physiological characteristics of jazz guitarists, the musical experience of the very young child, electronic music
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Thornton School of Music

University of Southern California

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Mr. P. Woolston

Director of Admission

Phone: 213-740-8986
Email: woolston@usc.edu

Ms. Ligaya Jones

Admission Coordinator

Phone: 213-740-8986
Email: ljones@thornton.usc.edu


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