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Master in Music 

Have a strong musical foundation but want more scholarly exploration? A master’s in Music from Portland State University will help you advance your artistry to the next level.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $734 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Our Music program from Portland State University offers comprehensive curriculum in music literature, orchestration, conducting, and research methods, with an emphasis on music history. In this program, you will immerse yourself in the world of music and receive individualized applied lessons in primary and secondary areas of choice.

Our dedicated faculty provides mentorship to all our students and both nurtures and challenges growth from graduate students.

What can you do

Most of our alumni go on to pursue a doctorate or a career as a teacher or church musician. Related careers include: arts administrator, arts writer, composer, music entrepreneur, and artistic director.


Courses Included

  • Computer Music Composition
  • Pedagogy
  • Music with Children
  • Independent Study
  • Graduate Project or Recital