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University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Music

Santa Cruz, CA

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University of California, Santa Cruz

Overview

University of California, Santa Cruz / Department of Music is located in Santa Cruz, CA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies
Master of Arts (MA) Ethnomusicology
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Music composition World music composition
Master of Arts (MA) Music composition
Master of Arts (MA) Performance practice
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Music composition Computer-assisted (algorithmic) composition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Recital
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying and final examinations

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
12
Accepted
6
Enrolled
36%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, writing or composition sample, 10-20 minute unedited recording
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4%
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 16%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (28%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Western music history, new music, composition, ethnomusicology, musicology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
United States
Contact Laura McShane
Graduate Program Coordinator
Email: lmcshane@ucsc.edu
Phone: 831-459-3199

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