Master of Arts in Music
Whether you want to teach music in a classroom, lead a music-oriented organization, or prepare for a doctoral program, our Master of Arts in Music will help you gain the advanced skills you need.
The Master of Arts in Music degree is for students who are ready to continue their music education in order to excel in their chosen profession. Students can further customize this degree by selecting electives in their areas of interest.
The MA in Music addresses the specific needs of music teachers in Catholic school systems by providing specific courses, creating a network of peers, and providing a program of study that includes scholarship, community, and spirituality.
Available to students from across the country, this blended program provides a two-week intensive summer program at our main campus in Bismarck, ND with online, private, ensemble, independent, and blended courses during the year.
Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
After acceptance to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!
At a Glance
- Blended, online with two-week experiences during the summers at our main campus in Bismarck, ND
Tuition per Credit
Is This the Degree For Me?
Who It’s For
- Music Educators
- BA in Music Degree Holders
- Music Educator
What You’ll Learn
In our Master of Arts in Music program, you will create a project—conducting, performing, composing, writing, or producing—that demonstrates graduate-level proficiency and lead a performance of that project for an underserved or a marginalized segment of the local community. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:
- Articulate connections between music disciplines and human experiences through scholarship and/or performance.
- Foster an environment that inspires creativity.
- Serve the community with knowledge within the contexts of applied music, musicianship, and elective courses.
Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!
Blended, online with two-week experiences during the summers at our main campus in Bismarck, ND
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- Tuition: $560 per credit
- Application fee: $45
- Technology fee: $43 per credit
For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the graduate program:
- Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
- Graduated from the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
- At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
- Have your transcripts sent to:
Office of Admissions
University of Mary
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
- Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
- Professional goals statement
- Resume identifying applicable professional or education experience
- Application/enrollment fee – This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
- Two letters of recommendation