Tuscaloosa, AL
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
14 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Wind Conducting Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) [Performance ]
      Master of Music (MM) [Performance ]
    • Choral Conducting Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) [Performance ]
      Master of Music (MM) [Performance ]
    • Composition Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) [Composition ]
      Master of Music (MM) [Composition ]
    • Performance Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) [Performance ]
      Master of Music (MM) [Performance ]
    • Music Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Music Education ]
      Master of Arts (MA) [Music Education ]
    • Arranging Master of Music (MM)
    • Theory Master of Music (MM) [Music Theory ]
    • Church Music Master of Music (MM) [Sacred Music ]
    • Musicology Master of Music (MM) [Musicology ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Master's Degrees Foreign Language Varies, Comp Exam Required for some, Thesis Required for some and recital
    • Doctoral Degrees Foreign Language Varies, Comp Exam Required, Thesis Required and oral exam; recital (for some majors)
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 67
    • Accepted 43
    • Acceptance Rate 64
    • Enrolled 22
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline September 1st September 1st Yes
    • Spring deadline September 1st September 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesaudition exam, audition in the major instrument or area
    • Doctoral's Degreesaudition exam, audition in the major instrument or area
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 550 paper-based, 79 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableHealth Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students71
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students71
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Full-time Percentage79%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian63%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student18%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty40
    • Full-time Percentage95%
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPerformance practice, musicology, theory, composition
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Music

College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Alabama

Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

Mr. Charles Snead


Phone: 205-348-7110
Fax: 205-348-1473
Email: ssnead@music.ua.edu

Dr. Jon Noffsinger

Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 205-348-1475
Fax: 205-348-1473
Email: jnoffsin@ua.edu

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