* * Spring health insurance amount includes summer.
You should have an undergraduate degree Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.0. Some degree programs require a higher Grade Point Average, though. See below for the full list of Grade Point Average requirements for each major.
If you have completed any previous graduate/master’s degree courses, you must have an overall graduate level Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0/4.0.
Incoming international graduate students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart.
Completion of A-State's ESL Program: 90% or Above
Completion of CEA accredited language program: Completion certificate for completing all levels
Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program: Completion certificate of the program
TOEFL-Paper Based*: 550
TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised*: 60
TOEFL-Internet Based***: 79
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): 56
iTEP Academic Plus*: 4.5
EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
SAT scores**: 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores**: 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)
High School Marks (India, Nepal and Pakistan): 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate
High School Marks (Kenya): 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12
IB (International Baccalaureate): 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand: Must have completed two years there and graduated
Duolingo English Test: 105
*A-State’s institutional code to receive electronic tests is 6011.
**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years.
***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.
Students seeking admission to the Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in Instrumental or Vocal Performance must audition for the appropriate applied faculty member prior to initial enrollment. At the discretion of the applied faculty member a three to five member committee may be convened to hear the audition. The applied faculty member (or committee) will evaluate the performance and report the results to the Graduate Program Supervisor. All graduate instrumental and vocal performance students are required to perform a proficiency jury at the end of the first semester of applied study. Students will receive written comments from the jury panel.
Students seeking admission to the Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in Instrumental or Choral Conducting must submit a video recording, video link, or DVD to the appropriate applied conducting faculty member prior to initial enrollment, or conduct two pieces in live audition. At the discretion of the applied faculty member, a three to five member committee may be convened to evaluate the video recording, video link, DVD, or live audition. Contents of the video recording, video link, or DVD should include two or more pieces of contrasting style with a total time of no less than eight minutes. The video should be a front view of the conductor, not the ensemble. The conducting faculty (or committee) will evaluate the video recording, video link, or DVD and report the results to the Graduate Program Supervisor.
The Master of Music Degree in Performance is a 30-hour program with advanced study in instrumental, vocal, or keyboard performance, piano performance and pedagogy, or instrumental or choral conducting, culminating in a graduate recital. Instruction is provided by faculty members who are recognized as outstanding performers in a wide variety of performance areas. The Department of Music entrance examinations in music history, music theory, and ear training assist in planning each student’s exact course of study.
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Health Insurance: $1100 USD per year