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Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MA/MSLIS)
Master of Arts (MA) Musicology
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Piano performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Vocal accompanying
Master of Music (MM) Orchestral instruments/guitar
(Artist Diploma) Piano
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Vocal pedagogy
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Chamber music (piano)
(Artist Diploma) Cello
(Artist Diploma) Orchestral conducting
Master of Music (MM) Vocal accompanying
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Musicology
(Artist Diploma) Violin
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Orchestral conducting
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Vocal performance
Master of Music in Sacred Music (MMSM) Sacred music
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy
(Artist Diploma) Voice
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Piano pedagogy
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Orchestral instruments/guitar
Master of Music (MM) Piano performance
Master of Music (MM) Vocal performance
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Music
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Sacred music
Master of Music (MM) Chamber music (piano)
Master of Music (MM) Composition Stage music
Master of Music (MM) Composition Concert music
Master of Music (MM) Orchestral conducting
Master of Music (MM) Vocal pedagogy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 10

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 music theory and music history placement examinations
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Final recital (for some programs)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam music theory and music history placement examinations
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Final recital (for some programs)
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam music theory and music history placement examinations
Varies
Final recital (for some programs)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

137
Applied
83
Accepted
49
Enrolled
61%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Music theory and music history placement examinations
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation, minimum undergraduate B average, audition (for all performance degrees), official copy of academic transcript showing completed and conferred BM
Doctoral Degree Exam Music theory and music history placement examinations
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, minimum B average in all previous course work and degrees, official copies of academic transcripts showing completion and conferral of all previous degrees, audition (for all performance degrees)
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation, minimum B average in all previous course work and degrees, BM, audition, official copies of academic transcripts showing completion and conferral of all previous degrees

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 February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

130
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.15%
Black or African American 7.69%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

63
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 46
Male (42)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Composition, sacred music, orchestral instruments, piano and vocal performance, piano and vocal pedagogy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw
Dean
Email: cua-music@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5417
Fax: 202-319-6280

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