Music Education (M.A.)

Music Education (M.A.)


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Each graduate program has a unique set of requirements. Applicants MUST apply via the specific program application.

To get started on your application, click the appropriate link below:

Music Education (M.A.) - Spring 2018 (January Start)

Music Education (M.A.) - Fall 2018 (September Start)

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official copy of GRE/MAT scores or waiver
  • A copy of Music teaching certification (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website
  • Audition
    • In-person audition must be scheduled, or
    • CD/DVD/MP3/.wav format or URL link to the website is acceptable, and must directly send to the Graduate Coordinator of Music Dance and Theatre Department
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

Pre-requisites:

  • An undergraduate degree with a major in music, or in exceptional cases, a proven equivalency in music theory, music history, and repertory.
  • Proficiency in performance on a major instruments or voice.

Priority Application Deadlines:
Domestic Applicants
Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1

International Applicants
Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1

Courses only Option:

If you are not interested in working toward a graduate degree, but want to take a few graduate classes, applying for Courses Only is a great option.

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • A copy of Music teacher certification (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website) if any

CONTACT US

We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: (201) 200-3409
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 652-8472
Fax: (201) 200-2044
Email: grad_dept@njcu.edu

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE HOURS

September – May:
Mon and Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues, Wed, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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