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Samford University

School of the Arts

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

Samford University / School of the Arts is located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
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) Instrumental performance
Master of Music Education (MME) Vocal/choral
Master of Music (MM) Piano performance and pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Vocal performance

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam placement examinations
Comp Exam Required
Thesis/dissertation varies; recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
14
Accepted
3
Enrolled
82%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 17th January 17th No
Spring deadline October 18th October 18th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Placement examinations
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, audition/interview

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$32,000
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 17
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

12
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 6
Male (8)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Performance, pedagogy, integration of technology in performance, the interlacing of music and theology, ethnomusicology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Lackey
Associate Professor
Email: mlackey@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4623

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