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New England Conservatory of Music

Graduate Program in Music

Boston, MA

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New England Conservatory of Music

Overview

New England Conservatory of Music / Graduate Program in Music is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM)
(Diploma)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 167
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Recital
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam music theory and musicology exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams, recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,369
Applied
452
Accepted
195
Enrolled
33%

Applying

115
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Audition
Doctoral Degree Exam Music theory and musicology exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Audition
Additional Entrance Requirements Audition

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

406
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.94%
Black or African American 0.99%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 9.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.2%
Unknown 5.42%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

198
Total faculty
Full-time - 92
Part-time - 106
Male (130)
Female (68)

Location & Contact

Address 290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115-5000
United States
Contact Mr. Tom Novak
Provost/Dean of the College
Email: tom.novak@necmusic.edu
Phone: 617-585-1308
Fax: 617-585-1303

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