229
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Missouri–Kansas City / Conservatory of Music and Dance is located in Kansas City, MO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Music theory
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Performance
Master of Music Education (MME) Music education
Master of Arts (MA) Music
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Master of Arts (MA) Music therapy
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Music history and literature

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 49
Doctoral Degrees 26
Other Advanced 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? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

368
Applied
181
Accepted
88
Enrolled
49%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in major, auditions (for MM in performance)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.5, auditions (for DMA in performance), portfolio of compositions
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

229
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.06%
Black or African American 1.75%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.31%
Unknown 6.11%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

94
Total faculty
Full-time (55)
Part-time (39)
Male (58)
Female (36)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Electro-acoustic composition, affective music responses, American music theatre, Russian choral music, music therapy and Alzheimer's
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110-2499
United States
Contact Peter Witte
Dean
Email: wittep@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2731
Fax: 816-235-5265