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Wayne State University

Department of Music

Detroit, MI

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Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Music is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Jazz performance
Master of Arts (MA) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Composition/theory
Master of Arts (MA) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Music education
Master of Arts (MA) Composition/theory
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Master of Arts (MA) Jazz performance
Master of Music (MM) Performance
(Certificate) Orchestral studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam diagnostic exam in theory and history
Thesis Required for some
Oral examination (for some programs), recital with program notes (for some programs)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
24
Accepted
10
Enrolled
59%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Diagnostic exam in theory and history
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree in same field as desired field of graduate study or equivalent in course work, private study, or experience; audition/interview
Additional Entrance Requirements Undergraduate degree in same field as desired field of graduate study or equivalent in course work, private study, or experience; audition/interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 9.09%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.55%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teacher training, pedagogy, musicology, composition/theory, conducting/performance practice
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Norah Duncan
Professor and Chair
Email: norah.duncan@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-1775

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