APPLYING FOR A MUSIC DEGREE
GRADUATE DEGREE INFO
The University of Toledo offers master's level degrees in music performance and music education. Acceptance into graduate music degree programs requires acceptance by the UT Graduate School, an extensive audition, diagnostic music theory and music history examinations, an undergraduate GPS of at least 2.70, and three letters of recommendation. Below is basic information about each degree. To your right are links with graduation checksheets for each degree, information on graduate assistantships and other helpful degree related links. Visit the University Course Catalog for complete degree requirement information.
Master of Music in Performance
For the master of music in performance degree, students must take a minimum of 30 hours of formal course work. Of the 30 hours, a minimum of 10 hours is required in applied study, leading to a graduate recital. In addition, students will be advised to select a balance of courses (minimum of 10 hours) among music theory, music history and literature, and pedagogy. The remaining 10 hours include the required Graduate Studies in Music course - MUS 5900 (three hours), ensembles (two hours), a document (two hours) and electives (three hours).
Applicants are required to audition for the applied faculty. A diagnostic music theory and history exam will be administered before the first semester of enrollment. Applicants should have the minimum undergraduate GPA (2.70) required by the Graduate School for admission to the program. Applicants who do not have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 are required to take the GRE and report the results to the Graduate School and the department.
Master of Music Education Degrees
- Master of Music Education Degree
- LAMP-Master of Education Degree
Master of Music Education degrees are offered through the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service (JHCEHSHS). Visit the college's degree catalog page for more information. The master of music education degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework. Required courses include a research course (3 hours), a minimum of two ensembles (2 hours), a project or thesis (3 hours) and the college's (Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service) core of 12 semester hours. Other course selections are in music education and areas that require further study, based on entrance exam results.
The Licensure Alternative Master's Program (LAMP) is a unique program for providing an initial license for those individuals who are seeking a career change and are interested in becoming teachers. The LAMP provides a sequence of courses applicable to teacher licensure from the State of Ohio and may be combined with an appropriate master’s degree. Licensure may be obtained in the following areas: Adolescent education (grades 7-12), middle childhood education (grades 4-9), art education (grades K-12) and music education (grades K-12). The program is designed to provide the student with opportunities to spend time in school settings and to put these experiences into perspective through on-campus reflective seminars.