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Southern Methodist University


Southern Methodist University / Division of Music is located in Dallas, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM) Theory pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Instrumental
Master of Music (MM) Conducting Choral
Master of Music (MM) Musicology
Master of Music (MM) Performance Piano performance and pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Performance Piano
Master of Music (MM) Performance Organ
Master of Music (MM) Performance Voice
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Music education

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 exams in music history and theory
Comp Exam Required
Project, recital, or thesis



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Placement exams in music history and theory
Master's Degree Requirements Audition; bachelor's degree in music or equivalent; minimum GPA of 3.0; research paper in history/theory/education

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1


Focus of faculty research: Music perception and cognition, computer-based instruction, music medicine and therapy, theoretical and historical analysis-medieval to contemporary
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX  75275
United States
Contact Dr. David Mancini
Division of Music Director
Phone: 214-768-1951