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Baylor University

School of Music

Waco, TX

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Overview

Baylor University / School of Music is located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Church music
Master of Divinity/Master of Music (M Div/MM) Church music Church ministry
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy and performance
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Band
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Choral
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Orchestral
Master of Music (MM) Collaborative piano
Master of Music (MM) Musicology
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Band
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Choral
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Orchestral
Master of Music (MM) Church music Composition
Master of Music (MM) Church music Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Church music Thesis
Master of Music (MM) Church music Church ministry
Master of Music (MM) Church music Performance
Master of Music (MM) Church music Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Church music Thesis
Master of Music (MM) Church music Composition
Master of Music (MM) Church music Church ministry
Master of Music (MM) Church music Performance
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Music theory
Master of Music (MM) Performance Cello
Master of Music (MM) Performance Voice
Master of Music (MM) Performance Harp
Master of Music (MM) Performance Organ
Master of Music (MM) Performance Piano
Master of Music (MM) Performance Viola
Master of Music (MM) Performance Clarinet
Master of Music (MM) Performance Violin
Master of Music (MM) Performance Double bass
Master of Music (MM) Performance Percussion

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 28
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE for Music Theory, Musicology
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

97
Applied
51
Accepted
26
Enrolled
53%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE for Music Theory, Musicology
Master's Degree Requirements Purpose Statement; Transcripts; Resume; 3 letters of recommendation; Audition for Performance degrees; Teaching video for Piano Pedagogy; Two conducting videos (Rehearsal & Performance) for Conducting and Church Music with Conducting Emphasis; Writing sample of 10 pages for Musicology, Music Theory, and Church Music; Portfolio for Composition
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Purpose Statement; 25 page writing sample; Audition for DMA; Resume; Transcripts; 3 Letters of Recommendation; Two conducting videos (Rehearsal & Performance) for DMA with Conducting Emphasis

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$62,790
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Federal Work-Study

Student Body

67
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.43%
Black or African American 5.97%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.49%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

69
Total faculty
Full-time - 61
Part-time - 8
Male (39)
Female (30)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sacred music; music theory; musicology; African-American classical music; ethnomusicology (Latin American)
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
107,505

Location & Contact

Address One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Timothy McKinney
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Email: Timothy_McKinney@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-7106498
Fax: 254-7101191

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