New Mexico State University

The Graduate School



Box 30001, MSC 4500

Las Cruces, NM 88003

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Music degree is offered in the following fields: applied music, music theory/composition, music history/literature, music education, and conducting. Applicants for this degree are expected to have an undergraduate major in music or music education equivalent to that represented by the B.M. or B.M.E. degree from New Mexico State University. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Diagnostic Exam in music history and theory/analysis in order for the department to obtain a profile of competency in these areas (see program of study). The Graduate Record Examination is required only in instances specified under "ADMISSION" in this catalog. The music department does not require the Graduate Record Exam. An audition, either in person or by tape recording, is required for entrance into applied music or conducting as a major field. Auditions will be based upon, but not limited to, prescribed repertory for graduate entrance.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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