Music M.A.

The Master of Arts in Music degree is best suited for those wishing to tailor a more academic degree in music to their specifications.

Our internationally known faculty, outstanding facilities (including four performance halls and two state-of-the-art buildings), and small student to faculty ratio ensures that our graduate program provides a highly specialized educational experience and extraordinary leadership opportunities for our graduate students.

An applicant for a graduate degree program in the School of Music should possess the baccalaureate degree in music or a demonstrated equivalent. The student should have attained a high degree of proficiency in one or more of the following areas: performance, theory-composition, music education, or music history.

Applicants must audition in person in their applied specialization (an audio/video recording would be accepted if the in-person audition would pose undue hardship). The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

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Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Top-Notch Facilities

The School of Music is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including recording studios, performance and practice spaces, editing labs and more.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 

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How to Apply

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found on the UNI Graduate College website.

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