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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

School of Music

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / School of Music is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) K-12 music
Master of Music (MM) Music
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Musical arts

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam placement examinations
Oral and/or written comprehensive exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam music history placement exam, music theory and aural skills/sight-singing placement examination
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Lecture-recital and document

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

59
Applied
45
Accepted
29
Enrolled
76%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Placement examinations
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA 3.0; statement of purpose; 2 letters of recommendation; portfolio of compositions
Doctoral Degree Exam Music history placement exam, music theory and aural skills/sight-singing placement examination
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in music
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
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 March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.79%
Black or African American 8.79%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.1%
Two or more races 1.1%
Unknown 8.79%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

47
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 17
Male (33)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Technology in preparing future teachers, professional development for music educators, Roman music history, music of Richard Wagner, Baroque music
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
71,861

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 455025
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5025
United States
Contact Dr. Sue Mueller
Chair/Professor
Email: susan.mueller@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-5776
Fax: 702-895-4239

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