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Graduate Studies

The Master of Music Degree at Georgia Southern University prepares individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music to hone their musical skills to a higher level, to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree for professional advancement, or to prepare for admission to a doctoral program in music. The program equips students with advanced artistic and technical skills and an ability to act independently as performers, scholars, teachers, and/or practitioners in one of five specific concentration areas:

All graduate students have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished teacher/mentors individually and in small classroom settings. Candidates who have previously earned state certification in music education may upgrade their certificate to a higher level (L-5 in Georgia) by successfully completing the M.M. in any of the five concentration areas.

Graduate Assistantships and Other Financial Awards

A number of graduate assistantships, service awards, and scholarships are available to support graduate students. These currently include teaching assistantships in music technology, and graduate assistantships in the areas of marching band, the Foy Music Library, music technology, opera, orchestra, and piano accompanying.

Please see the Graduate Application Page for additional information and links to the graduate assistantship application.

Graduate Admission Criteria

Information regarding entrance qualifications can be found on the Graduate Admission Criteria page.

Certificate in Music Performance

The Department offers a Certificate in Music Performance for outstanding post-baccalaureate students.

Contact Dr. Gregory Harwood, Director of Graduate Studies for more information about Graduate Study at Georgia Southern.

Last updated: 6/9/2021