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Portland State University

School of Music and Theater

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / School of Music and Theater is located in Portland, OR.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (Mus M) Music
Master of Music (Mus M) Jazz studies
Master of Music (Mus M) Performance
Master of Music (Mus M) Conducting

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, music diagnostic entrance examination
Varies
Exit exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
31
Accepted
13
Enrolled
86%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, music diagnostic entrance examination
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate coursework or 2.75 overall undergraduate, audition

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.13%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 10.26%
Unknown 5.13%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

73
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 46
Male (48)
Female (25)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Composition, music analysis, music history, jazz
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Bonnie Miksch
Director
Email: bonnie@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3063
Fax: 503-725-8215