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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Music Education

West Chester, PA

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Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Music Education is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Kodaly methodology
Master of Music (MM) Music education Music technology
Master of Music (MM) Music education Orff-Schulwerk
Master of Music (MM) Music education Performance
Master of Music (MM) Music education Kodaly methodology
(Certificate) Orff-Schulwerk
(Certificate) Music technology
(Teaching Certificate) Music education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Other Advanced Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam School of Music Graduate Placement Test (GPT)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Recital (performance option only)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11
Applied
10
Accepted
6
Enrolled
91%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam School of Music Graduate Placement Test (GPT)
Master's Degree Requirements Audition (performance track only), interview
Additional Entrance Requirements Audition, interview

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

17
Total Graduate Students
76%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5.88%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music education in other cultures, educational advocacy and pedagogy, research in music education, special needs learners in music education, developing music listening skills
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Marci Major
Chair
Email: mmajor@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-3030
Fax: 610-436-2873