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Northwestern University

Department of Music Studies

Evanston, IL

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Northwestern University / Department of Music Studies is located in Evanston, IL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Musicology
Master of Music (MM) Theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music theory and cognition
Master of Music Education (MME) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Musicology

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for PhD)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Portfolio or research papers
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (for PhD)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Portfolio, research papers

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Music cognition, cognitive learning, aesthetic education, computer music, technology in education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL  60208
United States
Contact Dr. Toni-Marie Montgomery
Phone: 847-491-7552
Fax: 847-491-5260

Northwestern University