D.M.A. On Campus

Musical Arts

The University of Iowa

36 months
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Entering Doctor of Musical Arts students at The University of Iowa must take two School of Music advisory examinations—one in music history and one in music theory. 


We offer a Musical Arts phd degree at The University of Iowa. These examinations are given on the Friday and Saturday preceding the opening of classes.

Key Features 

  • Students in the performance and pedagogy tracks of all graduate programs are required to complete four semesters of major ensemble participation. 
  • Students normally enroll in major ensemble participation during consecutive semesters beginning early in their degree work, to ensure completion of the major ensemble requirements in a timely manner. 
  • Ensemble assignments are made at the discretion of the major teacher and ensemble director.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Women's Chorale
  • Symphony Band/Concert Band
  • Kantorei
  • Camerata Singers
  • University Choir
  • Orchestra

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must audition and/or submit supporting materials in their area of concentration in order to be considered for admission. 
  • Information about Graduate College admission and curriculum requirements for each area in the School of Music is available from the school's academic office or on the School of Music website.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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