Boulder, CO
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
18 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Instrumental Conducting And Literature Doctor of Musical Arts (D Mus A) [Performance ]
    • Performance Doctor of Musical Arts (D Mus A) [Performance ]
      Master of Music (M Mus) [Performance ]
    • Literature And Performance Of Choral Music Doctor of Musical Arts (D Mus A) [Performance ]
    • Composition Doctor of Musical Arts (D Mus A) [Composition ]
      Master of Music (M Mus) [Composition ]
    • Performance And Pedagogy Doctor of Musical Arts (D Mus A) [Performance ]
      Master of Music (M Mus) [Performance ]
    • Music Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Music Education ]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [Kodaly concepts]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [choral or wind instrument conducting]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [general]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [piano pedagogy]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [primary instruments]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [secondary instruments]
      Master of Music Education (M Mus Ed) [voice pedagogy]
    • Conducting Master of Music (M Mus) [Performance ]
    • Music Theory Master of Music (M Mus) [Music Theory ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 46
    • Doctoral Degrees 22
    • 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? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Foreign Language Varies, Comp Exam Required, Thesis Alternate accepted and recital
    • Doctoral Degrees Foreign Language Varies and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 459
    • Accepted 186
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 65
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (music literature), minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test, audition, sample of research
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

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

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students200
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students200
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Full-time Percentage82%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian71%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races8%
    • Unknown or International Student12%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty64
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMusic; instrumental music; performing arts; chamber music; musicology/music theory
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$30,622

Location & Contact

College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309
United States


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