Advanced Graduate Certificate in Music


The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Music is a 15-credit-hour program for the non-degree-seeking student who holds a master's degree in music and intends to augment their previous training or to pursue another discipline in music. This post-master's certificate can be taken while pursuing a doctoral program in music or even subsequent to completing a master's degree or doctoral degree in music at another institution.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and are not available through distance education.

Admission Requirements

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, it is necessary to comply with the admission requirements of the School of Music, as outlined above.




Students may focus their studies in one of the following areas:

In each of the areas, the student must establish a program of study (curriculum) in consultation with their major professor in music. The course work should conclude with a capstone project, such as a recital and/or research paper.

Time Limit

Five years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree


Standardized Tests

International students must include copies of graduation certificates and/or diplomas (in addition to official transcripts) with their applications. Also, students whose primary language is not English must pass the TOEFL (minimum score of 79 on the iBT) or the IELTS with at least a score of 6.5.

Transcripts from non-English institutions must be evaluated with a certified translation through a recognized agency.


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