• On-campus

The University of Northern Iowa School of Music is one of the best accredited and finest music schools in the Midwest. It aims at preparing students for professional careers in music, acknowledging the need for professional competitiveness in an environment in which personal attention is developed to highlight individual talents. Upon completion, this major will provide you with leadership skills, enhanced teaching credentials a broad perspective on music education.

Areas of Concentration Currently Available:

  • Music (M.A.)
  • Composition (M.M.)
  • Conducting: Choral or Instrumental (M.M.)
  • Jazz Pedagogy (M.M.)
  • Music Education (M.M., Blended Instruction and/or Online)
  • Music History (M.M.)
  • Performance: Voice (M.M.)
  • Performance: Multiple Woodwinds (M.M.)
  • Performance: Wind, Percussion, Keyboard or Strings (M.M.)
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy (M.M.)

Admission Requirements:

  • International Application for Admission
  • All post-secondary official transcripts sent directly from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions at the mailing address listed below.
    • Mailing Address:
      • University of Northern Iowa
      • International Graduate Admissions
      • 002 Gilchrist Hall
      • Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official TOEFL score of (79), IELTS score of (6.5), or Duolingo score of (105) to be considered for full admission
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Program Specific Requirements (writing sample, written examination, interviews, portfolio, audition; please refer to the "Special Area Requirements" for music admissions)
  • Applicant statement addressing the motivations for seeking degree, professional goals, and describing why you are pursuing this degree and your professional goals

Application Deadlines:

  • Rolling Admissions

Program Duration:

  • 2 Years

Graduate Funding Requirements: