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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Music

Buffalo , NY

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Music is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music composition
(Advanced Certificate) Contemporary performance
Master of Arts (MA) Music composition
Master of Arts (MA) Music theory
Master of Arts (MA) Music history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Historical musicology and music theory
Master of Music (MM) Music performance

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Recitals (for MM); projects and/or thesis (for MA)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Recitals

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
19
Accepted
10
Enrolled
48%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Audition (for MM), compositions, writing sample(s), essay, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Compositions, writing sample(s), essay, letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Audition

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 1.92%
White or Caucasian Not Reported
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 21.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 59.62%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 17
Male (30)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music composition, music theory, historical musicology, music performance, contemporary music
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 220 Baird Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Prof. Jeffrey Stadelman
Chairperson
Email: stadelm@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0639
Fax: 716-645-3824

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