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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Music Department

New Brunswick, NJ

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Overview

Rutgers University–New Brunswick / Music Department is located in New Brunswick, NJ, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Collaborative piano
Master of Music (MM) Jazz studies
Master of Music (MM) Conducting: instrumental
Master of Music (MM) Music performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting: orchestral
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting: choral
Master of Music (MM) Conducting: choral
Master of Music (MM) Conducting: orchestral
Artist's Diploma (AD) Music
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Music
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Music education
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting: instrumental
Master of Music (MM) Collaborative piano

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 21

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

326
Applied
87
Accepted
58
Enrolled
27%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st November 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Audition
Doctoral Degree Requirements Audition

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

219
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.28%
Black or African American 1.37%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 42.47%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

60
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 28
Male (42)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Performance, twentieth-century music, jazz, music education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 81 George Street
Room 202
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Chrisman
Graduate Director
Email: chrisman@rci.rutgers.edu
Phone: 732-932-9272
Fax: 732-932-1517