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University of South Florida

School of Music

Tampa, FL

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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 Music (MM) Music
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music
Master of Arts (MA) Music education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 34
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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 Entrance Exam GRE not required
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test required
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

86
Applied
55
Accepted
32
Enrolled
64%

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 Exam GRE not required
Master's Degree Requirements MA in Music Education: transcript, music courses GPA 3.00, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 years of teaching experience or equivalent. Final approval granted by music education faculty. MM in Music: auditions/interviews for some concentrations; diagnostic tests must be taken before classes begin in the first semester; transcript, music cours
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test required
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree; transcripts; master's GPA of 3.50 minimum; GRE; interview; three letters of recommendation; sample of academic writing; CV; 15-20 minute video recording of applicant teaching music; personal goal statement

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

80
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 7.5%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.25%
Asian 1.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
Unknown 2.5%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 1
Male (18)
Female (9)

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:
53,979

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue FAH120
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Bryan
Director
Email: kmbryan@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9742311
Fax: 813-9748721

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