Master of Music
DePaul University School of Music offers a Master 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.