Ph. D. On Campus

Musical Arts

University of Utah

48 months
4177 USD/credit 64743 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 64743 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 18228 USD/year
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The School of Musical Arts at University of Utah is a member of, and accredited by, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


Learning outcomes

  • Doctoral Musical Arts students  at University of Utah are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. A grade of “B-” or better is required for all music courses.
  • Written Qualifying Examinations must be completed in the Major Area and the Related Field.
  • Following a final recital and completion of a Dissertation Essay, each student must successfully complete an oral examination that will emphasize a defense of the paper/project and will provide clarification or answer questions regarding the qualifying exams.
  • Students working toward a D.M.A. choose one of five tracks: Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, Choral Conducting, or Instrumental Conducting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Literature: Renaissance 
  • Music Literature: Baroque 
  • Music Literature: Classical 
  • Music Literature: Romantic 
  • Music Literature: 1900 to the Present 
  • Music Literature: American

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


62 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a Master’s Degree in Music from an accredited university
  • Meet the basic Doctoral admission requirements outlined by the University of Utah Graduate School
  • Audition in person or by DVD, as outlined on the School of Music website
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose
  • Submit a current CV or resume
  • Submit a comprehensive repertoire list of works performed and works studied
  • Submit three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64743 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    64743 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    18228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

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


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