Graduate Schools Offering Music Programs

Our 2017 ranking contains 416 schools offering music degree programs. Music programs are the most popular in New York (38 schools), California (37 schools), and Texas (25 schools).

The best music program in the United States is offered by Boston University. That graduate school offers an excellent music program: five stars for curriculum and five-star rating for teaching as well.

The Top 50 music graduate schools are below. To check all music graduate schools, please narrow your search by state or degree. Also, check our latest ranking of the top music colleges in USA.

Top 50 music graduate schools:

Boston University - Graduate School Ranking
1. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Northwestern University - Graduate School Ranking
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

The New School - Graduate School Ranking
3. The New School

New York City, New York

Indiana University Bloomington - Graduate School Ranking
University of Southern California - Graduate School Ranking
New York University - Graduate School Ranking
6. New York University

New York City, New York

The Juilliard School - Graduate School Ranking
7. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

University of Rochester - Graduate School Ranking
8. University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

The New England Conservatory of Music - Graduate School Ranking
University of Cincinnati - Graduate School Ranking
Manhattan School of Music - Graduate School Ranking
11. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, New York

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Graduate School Ranking
Johns Hopkins University - Graduate School Ranking
13. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Carnegie Mellon University - Graduate School Ranking
14. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Florida State University - Graduate School Ranking
15. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Yale University - Graduate School Ranking
16. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Southern Methodist University - Graduate School Ranking
University of Miami - Graduate School Ranking
18. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

University of North Texas - Graduate School Ranking
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Graduate School Ranking
20. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

The University of Texas at Austin - Graduate School Ranking
Temple University - Graduate School Ranking
22. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michigan State University - Graduate School Ranking
23. Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

University of Washington Seattle - Graduate School Ranking
Arizona State University Tempe - Graduate School Ranking
University of Oregon - Graduate School Ranking
Kent State University at Kent - Graduate School Ranking
Rice University - Graduate School Ranking
28. Rice University

Houston, Texas

University of Maryland College Park - Graduate School Ranking
University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Graduate School Ranking
University of South Carolina Columbia - Graduate School Ranking
Syracuse University - Graduate School Ranking
32. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

University of Missouri Kansas City - Graduate School Ranking
University of Georgia - Graduate School Ranking
Stony Brook University - Graduate School Ranking
35. Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

The Boston Conservatory - Graduate School Ranking
36. The Boston Conservatory

Boston, Massachusetts

CUNY Queens College - Graduate School Ranking
37. CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York

University of Colorado Boulder - Graduate School Ranking
University of Houston - Graduate School Ranking
University of Florida - Graduate School Ranking
40. University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Kansas - Graduate School Ranking
41. University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

University of California Los Angeles - Graduate School Ranking
University of Wisconsin Madison - Graduate School Ranking
Drexel University - Graduate School Ranking
44. Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teachers College at Columbia University - Graduate School Ranking
45. Teachers College

New York City, New York

Ohio State University - Graduate School Ranking
DePaul University - Graduate School Ranking
47. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Graduate School Ranking
48. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

California Institute of The Arts - Graduate School Ranking
University of Kentucky - Graduate School Ranking
50. University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Music graduate schools by state:

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Music graduate schools by diploma:

Certificates: 117 graduate schools
Master's Degrees: 403 graduate schools
Doctoral Degrees: 100 graduate schools

Music graduate schools by region:

Northeast: 100 graduate schools
Midwest: 104 graduate schools
South: 138 graduate schools
West: 74 graduate schools

Other programs:

Accounting: 585 graduate schools
Aerospace: 70 graduate schools
Agriculture: 96 graduate schools
Architecture: 137 graduate schools
Arts: 398 graduate schools
Biology: 584 graduate schools
Business: 1,181 graduate schools
Chemistry: 385 graduate schools
Computer: 643 graduate schools
Construction: 63 graduate schools
Culinary: 6 graduate schools
Dance: 63 graduate schools
Dental: 81 graduate schools
Economics: 264 graduate schools
Education: 1,263 graduate schools
Electrical: 44 graduate schools
Engineering: 385 graduate schools
Environmental: 381 graduate schools
Fashion: 40 graduate schools
Film: 101 graduate schools
Finance: 329 graduate schools
Fire: 18 graduate schools
Flight: 16 graduate schools
Geography: 162 graduate schools
Geology: 207 graduate schools
Graphic Design: 66 graduate schools
History: 426 graduate schools
Hospitality: 60 graduate schools
Interior Design: 42 graduate schools
Journalism: 378 graduate schools
Foreign Languages: 316 graduate schools
Law: 269 graduate schools
Literature: 445 graduate schools
Management: 1,230 graduate schools
Marketing: 268 graduate schools
Massage: 15 graduate schools
Mathematics: 505 graduate schools
Mechanic: 3 graduate schools
Medical: 977 graduate schools
Nursing: 620 graduate schools
Occupational Therapy: 343 graduate schools
Performing Arts: 212 graduate schools
Petroleum: 21 graduate schools
Pharmacy: 196 graduate schools
Philosophy: 449 graduate schools
Physics: 302 graduate schools
Police: 391 graduate schools
Politics: 310 graduate schools
Psychology: 935 graduate schools
Secretary: 2 graduate schools
Social Work: 605 graduate schools
Sociology: 407 graduate schools
Sport: 147 graduate schools
Theatre: 210 graduate schools
Veterinary: 48 graduate schools
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