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Ball State University

School of Music

Muncie, IN

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Ball State University

Overview

Ball State University / School of Music is located in Muncie, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Music Music theory
Master of Arts (MA) Music Music history and musicology
Master of Arts (MA) Music Music performance
Master of Arts (MA) Music Music education
(Artist Diploma) Music
Doctor of Arts (DA) Music Conducting
Doctor of Arts (DA) Music Music history and musicology
Doctor of Arts (DA) Music Music performance
Doctor of Arts (DA) Music Piano chamber music/accompanying
Doctor of Arts (DA) Music Music education
Doctor of Arts (DA) Music Music theory and composition
Master of Music (MM) Music Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Music Music history and musicology
Master of Music (MM) Music Music performance
Master of Music (MM) Music Piano chamber music/accompanying
Master of Music (MM) Music Music education
Master of Music (MM) Music Woodwinds
Master of Music (MM) Music Piano performance and pedagogy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
42
Accepted
26
Enrolled
56%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Placement tests in history and theory
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum baccalaureate GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 in latter half of baccalaureate, resume, audition
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.2, interview, audition, resume, three professional letters of reference

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

89
Total Graduate Students
30%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.37%
Black or African American 5.62%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.49%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

53
Total faculty
Full-time - 50
Part-time - 3
Male (32)
Female (21)

Location & Contact

Address 2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN  47306
United States
Contact Dr. Ryan Hourigan
Director
Email: rmhourigan@bsu.edu
Phone: 765-285-5501
Fax: 765-285-5401

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