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Overview

University of South Carolina / School of Music is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Jazz studies
Master of Music (MM) Opera theater
Master of Music Education (MM Ed) Music education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
(Certificate) Music performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Piano pedagogy
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Music theory
Master of Music (MM) Music history

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 29
Doctoral Degrees 12
Other Advanced Degrees 2

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT, music diagnostic exam
5 Foreign Languages
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT, music diagnostic exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Recitals

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
55
Accepted
42
Enrolled
73%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT, music diagnostic exam
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT, music diagnostic exam

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

Faculty

55
Total faculty
Full-time - 46
Part-time - 9
Male (37)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music skills in pre-school children, evaluation of school performing ensembles
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
20,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. C. Tayloe Harding
Phone: 803-777-7000

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