Graduate Programs

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Music: M.M.


The Department of Music offers master’s degree programs for students seeking advanced study in music. Through study with our distinguished faculty, graduate students acquire the necessary skills for success in their chosen career path. Graduate students may choose from four degree concentrations: performance (with specialization in voice or instrument), teaching (with specialization in PK-12 music education), composition, or conducting (with specialization in choral, orchestral or wind band).

The rich resources within the Department of Music and throughout the University of Delaware enhance our students’ educational experiences. Students have access to internationally recognized guest artists and pedagogues, support and guidance for exploring their own projects, touring opportunities with our renowned ensembles, and a variety of programs for performance and study both domestically and abroad.

Our graduates excel in the highly competitive field of music and have been successful in attaining important positions within their respective areas. Alumni who choose to further their graduate study have found considerable success in the most prestigious doctoral programs in the country.

Program Concentrations:

  • Performance
  • Conducting
  • Composition
  • Teaching


Application Deadlines


January 15: To be considered for departmental funding
May 15: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2021-2022 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $950.