​Masters of Music

DePaul University School of Music offers a Masters of Music degree in performance, composition, jazz studies, or music education.  A minimum of 48 quarter hours are required for the degree, including courses in music history and theory, research, and the area of specialization.  Graduate students are also required to pass a comprehensive examination and complete a final project, recital, or paper.  Most students complete the program in two years or six quarters; however, music education students who enroll part-time while teaching may take classes throughout three summers and two intervening academic years.

Certificate in Performance

The Certificate in Performance is a highly selective, intensive course of study for students who have already earned a master’s degree in performance.  A minimum of 36 quarter hours must be completed over two years.  Certificate students enroll in applied lessons, ensembles, and other supporting music courses.