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Georgia State University

School of Music

Atlanta, GA

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Georgia State University

Overview

Georgia State University / School of Music is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM) Music composition
Master of Music (MM) Jazz studies
Master of Music (MM) Orchestral conducting
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
(Certificate) Music
Master of Music (MM) Wind band conducting
Master of Music (MM) Performance Guitar
Master of Music (MM) Performance Piano
Master of Music (MM) Performance Orchestral
Master of Music (MM) Performance Vocal
Master of Music (MM) Choral conducting
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for music education, composition only)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Recital
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

84
Applied
58
Accepted
42
Enrolled
69%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for music education, composition only)
Master's Degree Requirements BM
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MM
Additional Entrance Requirements MM

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

90
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.89%
Black or African American 21.11%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.11%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 40
Part-time - 0
Male (27)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Male changing voice, nineteenth-century chamber music, improvisation and learning, Garibunda, African-American classical musicians
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 75 Poplar Street
Atlanta, GA  30303
United States
Contact Mr. William Dwight Coleman
Director, School of Music
Email: wcoleman@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-5953
Fax: 404-413-5910