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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
Master of Divinity/Master of Music (M Div/MM)
Master of Music (MM) Church music
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Church music
Master of Music (MM) Musicology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 2

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 General Test for Musicology and Music Theory only; Diagnostic Music Theory and Music History Exams
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam TOEFL or IELTS for international students; same as for master's; 60 minute audition for Advanced Performers Certificate
Thesis Alternate accepted
2 recitals

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

91
Applied
44
Accepted
26
Enrolled
48%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test for Musicology and Music Theory only; Diagnostic Music Theory and Music History Exams
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in music; official transcripts; 3 letters of recommendation;10 page writing sample for Church Music, Musicology, Music Theory; Composition porfolio for Composition; audition/teaching video for Piano Pedagogy & Performance, Conducting; audition for all Performance degrees and Collaborative Piano
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree; master's thesis or 25 page writing sample; interview with church music faculty; DMA applicants must audition; 3 letters of recommendation

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

$53,200
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 3.33%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 40
Part-time - 0
Male (25)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music history, music theory, music performance, church music, music education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Timothy McKinney
Graduate Program Director
Email: Timothy_McKinney@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-6498
Fax: 254-710-1191

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