Prospective Students - Graduate
Wright State University, one of Ohio's thirteen state-assisted universities, became accredited and independent in 1967. The university offers forty master's programs, two research doctoral programs, and two professional doctoral programs. Although Wright State has a rural-suburban setting, downtown Dayton is only twenty minutes away by car or campus bus. Ballets, concerts, lectures, and other cultural activities are available throughout the year. In addition, the university and the Department of Music sponsor performances by students, faculty, and visiting artists. Art exhibits and theatre productions are also offered regularly in the modern Creative Arts Center.
The Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and has fourteen full-time faculty and twenty-one part-time music associates. Together with the Department of Art and Theatre Arts, the Department of Music is housed in the modern surroundings of the Creative Arts Center. Facilities include the 250+-seat Schuster Hall, the more intimate Recital Hall, studios, offices, and practice rooms; the music library is located next door to the Creative Arts Center in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.
Dr. Christopher Chaffee is the Director of Graduate Studies (Music) and the advisor for the graduate program in Music. He can be reached at (937)775-2132 or via email at email@example.com.
- Master of Music in Music Education
- Master of Music in Performance
- Master of Humanities, Emphasis in Music - new version coming soon
- Apply to the Wright State University Graduate School
The application and information on applying are available online at www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now. A hardcopy is available at the Graduate School office, E344 Student Union or by calling (937)775-2976. A fee is required to apply.
- Apply to the Department of Music
To apply, please send a copy of your current resume to the Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Dr. Christopher Chaffee; via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or US Mail to:
Dr. Christopher Chaffee
Wright State University
2540 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
Audtions are only required for performance majors or those wanting to take applied lessons. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies for more details.
- In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate School, an applicant for admission to the Graduate Studies in Music program present a degreer in music from an accredited college or university with a minimum cummulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students who wish to study performance for graduate credit must audition for faculty in their areas of performance. GRE is not required.
- Four to six weeks after the completetion and submission of the Graduate School application file, students will be notified of their admission status by the Graduate School:
- Regular status when all Graduate School requirements are met and all records have been received.
- Provisionally if their file is mostly complete (for instance, if we’re waiting for a transcript), on a case-by-case basis.
- Conditionally if a student has a cummulative GPA’s lower than 3.0 for the first 12 credits, when their file is reviewed for a WSU graduate cum GPA of 3.0.
- Non-degree-seeking students may take graduate credits in some courses, but are not working for a degree. It is preferred that students who want to be in a degree program not apply for non-degree-seeking status
- Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are available in the Department of Music. GTA provide a yearly stipend plus waiver of tuition, the general fee, and waiver of nonresident fees for three consecutive semesters. Assistantships may be renewed for a second year.
- Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS) are one-semester awards (renewable up to 4 regular and 2 summer semesters) that pay for tuition ONLY. Fees are not paid, and no stipend is awarded. To apply, students should address a letter or email to the Director of Graduate Studies in Music expressing interest. A limited number of GTS awards are available each year. Students on a GTS must take at least 12 credits per regular quarter [SEMESTERS] (Fall, Winter and Spring) and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- The Office of Financial Aid, (937)775-5721, has information available concerning additional grants, loans, and student employment opportunities.
- Graduate Programs of Study in the Department of Music
- Graduate Music Programs in the Online Graduate Catalog
- Graduate Teaching Assistantships
- Apply to the Graduate School Online
- Apply to the Department of Music Online
- Audition Repertoire Card - for Performance Majors
- Audition Requirements for MM in Performance (Choral Conducting)
- Graduate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)