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Degrees Offered

Jazz Studies, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   

Total Credit Hours:  13

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies is a one-year program that provides opportunities for continued development of skills in jazz-specific areas, such as improvisation, pedagogy, and arranging. The certificate is available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, non-music as well as music majors, and is designed as an intensive into jazz performance. The program will deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or prepare the student for further study in jazz.

Certificate web site:

For information about certificate, contact:
Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Arthur White, School of Music

 (573) 882-3430
Address:  135 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Music, Master of Music/Master of Arts

On Campus

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Offered by School of Music:

  • Master of Music (MM) specializing in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Music Theory, Performance or Piano Pedagogy
  • Master of Arts (MA) specializing in Musicology
  • Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies or Music Entrepreneurship

Offered by College of Education:

Degrees related to music education (EdSp and PhD) are offered by the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum in the College of Education in conjunction with the School of Music. These degrees include:

  • Educational Specialist (EdSp) in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis in Music Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis in Music Education

Application and Admission Information

Detailed admission information may be found at Music applicants must complete the Graduate Studies online application;

Prospective MM and MA-Musicology students may contact the associate director to request information about the prerequisites and graduation requirements for specific academic areas, and assistantships or other financial aid.

Prospective students in music education (MM, EdSp and PhD) should contact the director of music education.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Music Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as: 

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate Description: To offer MU graduate students, as well as post-baccalaureate students in the MU community, an officially recognized core of courses dealing with the development, business, and publicity aspects of a musical career.  In today’s fine arts economy, an increasingly viable and popular model is the “portfolio career,” in which a person incorporates multiple roles (e.g. performer, teacher, advocate, manager, publicist, composer/arranger, etc.) rather than pursuing one narrowly defined career path.  Contextualizing the vision, skills, and networking activities needed to achieve a viable arts career, while offering a combination of theoretical and practical career preparation for Mizzou students, is the overarching aim of the Certificate.

Certificate web site:

For information about certificate, contact:
Jonathan Kuuskosko, Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship and Community Programs

Phone:  (573) 884-6182
Address:  140 Fine Arts Bldg