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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / School of Music is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Music Electro-acoustic music
Master of Music (MM) Music Piano pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Music Jazz performance
Master of Music (MM) Music Theory
Master of Music (MM) Music Chamber music
Master of Music (MM) Music Choral conducting
Master of Music (MM) Music Jazz composition
Master of Music (MM) Music Composition
Master of Music (MM) Music Performance
Master of Music (MM) Music Instrumental conducting
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music Music education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 34
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
42
Accepted
28
Enrolled
55%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division courses and music courses for bachelor's degree; resume; three letters of recommendation; at least 2 years of K-12 music teaching experience (for MA in music education); audition or interview (for MM)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree from accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.5, 3.0 in upper-division undergraduate courses; at least 2 years of K-12 music teaching experience; interview with faculty; 3 letters of recommendation; academic writing sample; curriculum vitae; personal goals statement; 15-20 minute video of applicant teaching music

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.95%
Black or African American 3.95%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.58%
Unknown 1.32%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 1
Male (17)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music education: alternate methods, community collaboration, contemporary changes, early childhood, general music, international perspectives, multicultural issues, technology, teacher behaviors, philosophy, psychology, sociology; music: chamber music, composition, conducting, jazz studies, music performance, music theory, pedagogy, electronic music
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
149,061

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Bryan
Director
Email: kmbryan@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-2311
Fax: 813-974-8721

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