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We offer graduate degrees in either MUSIC or MEMT

MUSIC includes:

  • Music Composition
  • Church Music
  • Conducting
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Performance 

in the following degree programs:

in the following graduate certificate programs:


MEMT includes: 

  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy

in the following degree programs:

  • Master of Music Education with a major in Music Education (ME-MME)
  • Master of Music Education with a major in Music Therapy (MT-MME)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education with an emphasis in Music Education or Music Therapy (ME-PhD)

For specific information regarding the application and audition processes for each program area, please use the menu on the left. 

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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