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Brandeis University

Department of Music

Waltham, MA

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Brandeis University

Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Music is located in Waltham, MA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Musicology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Musicology
Master of Arts (MA) Composition and theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Composition and theory
Master of Arts (MA) Musicology
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Composition and theory

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (recommended)
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
15
Accepted
7
Enrolled
26%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts, statement of purpose, writing sample (for musicology applicants), portfolio and composition exam (for composition and theory applicants)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts, statement of purpose, writing sample (for musicology applicants), portfolio and composition exam (for composition and theory applicants)

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American 6.9%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.9%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 14
Male (15)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Composition and theory, musicology, music history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Desmond
Department Chair
Email: kdesmond@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-3311