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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Music and Dance

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Music and Dance is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM) Collaborative piano
Master of Music (MM) Jazz composition/arranging
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Music education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music theory
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Music history

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 39
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam placement tests
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam placement tests
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

87
Applied
58
Accepted
39
Enrolled
67%

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 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Placement tests
Master's Degree Requirements Original scores, research, audition or tape
Doctoral Degree Exam Placement tests
Doctoral Degree Requirements Original scores, research, audition or tape

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

79
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.53%
Unknown 2.53%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Brent Auerbach
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-0311
Fax: 413-545-2092

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